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Alternative title: Turning Points
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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Notes:
Variant title appears in The Age (Saturday Extra)
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    y POW! Poets on Wheels : an anthology by poets reading on the poetry tour of Northern New South Wales, March 1994 Brian Purcell (editor), Sydney : The Poets Union , 1994 Z117063 1994 anthology poetry Seventeen poets, ranging from the internationally reputed to the previously unpublished, selected their own poems to be included in this anthology. The aim of the POW! Poetry on Wheels project, organized by various groups and venues throughout New South Wales, was to encourage interaction between city and regional poets, poetry groups and their audiences. Sydney : The Poets Union , 1994 pg. 48-49
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    y The Age 16 July 1994 Z591273 1994 newspaper issue 1994 pg. 5 Section: Saturday Extra
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    y My First Love and Turning Points Graham Reilly (editor), Albert Park : Julie Morgan Marketing , 1995 Z116600 1995 anthology prose biography Albert Park : Julie Morgan Marketing , 1995 pg. 107-109
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    y Subhuman Redneck Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1996 Z175001 1996 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1996 pg. 43-44
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    y Killing the Black Dog : Essay and Poems Les Murray , Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997 Z483382 1997 selected work poetry prose

    'Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's courageous account of his struggle with depression, accompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since the first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history.

    'As Murray writes in this revised and updated edition, the title was premature. He had mistaken a remission for a cure, and thought himself freed from the severe depressive illness which had twice invaded his life. Now, in a new afterword, he describes a relapse, but also shares some of the fruits of his further contemplation. He shows gratitude for help previously unacknowledged, and describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life. A further half dozen poems have been added, reflecting a more complex understanding of depression and its role in the lives of its sufferers.' (From Black Inc.'s website, abstract for the revised edition.)

    Leichhardt : Federation Press , 1997
    pg. 38-39
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    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 pg. 168-169
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    y New Selected Poems Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 1998 Z918005 1998 selected work poetry New York (City) : Farrar Straus and Giroux , 2000 pg. 172-173
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    y Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 132-133
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    y Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 Z1147830 2003 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 pg. 127
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