Bats' Ultrasound single work   poetry   "Sleeping-bagged in a duplex wing"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 1986 Z796575 1986 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 1986 pg. 149-150
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    y The Adelaide Review no. 23 Festival 1986 Z1145831 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 12
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    y The Daylight Moon : Poems Les Murray , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 Z384668 1987 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1987 pg. 36
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    y Writers in Action: The Writer's Choice Evenings Gerry Turcotte (editor), Sydney : Currency Press , 1990 Z466125 1990 anthology interview poetry Sydney : Currency Press , 1990 pg. 98
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    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 371
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    y The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 295
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    y The Australian Magazine 10-11 May 1997 Z625782 1997 newspaper issue 1997 pg. 15
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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. 139
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    y Landbridge : Contemporary Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 Z310159 1999 anthology poetry North Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1999 pg. 233
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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. 91
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    y Les Murray Jason Clapham , 2001- Z910272 2001- website Les Murray's official website. Contains biographical and bibliographical information, extracts from critical studies new poetry and links to other online resouces with reviews and interviews. 2001-
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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. 108
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    y Übersetzungen aus der Natur Les Murray , Horby : Edition Rugerup , 2007 Z1493252 2007 selected work poetry Horby : Edition Rugerup , 2007 pg. 8
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    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 258-259
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    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 905
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    y The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 Z1897512 2012 selected work poetry 'From his life’s work so far, spanning more than four decades, Les Murray has selected these 100 poems, his personal best. Including classics such as 'The Broad Bean Sermon', 'An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow' and 'The Dream of Wearing Shorts Forever', this elegant hardback is guaranteed to delight Murray fans and introduce new readers to his work. This is a wonderful gift, and a treasure trove of the best poems ever written in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2012 pg. 46
Alternative title: Fledermaus-Ultraschall
First line of verse: "Geschlafsackt in einem Doppelflügel"
Language: German

Works about this Work

The Pre-Nobel Poet : Drawing Les Murray Reading W. H. Chong , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Crikey , July 2013;
'Les Murray — Our Greatest Poet and perennial Nobel candidate — wrote a book called ‘Killing the Black Dog’ about his debilitating depression, but he was very cheerful in his bookshop appearance, where he gave four poems their world premiere.'
Distortions. On Questioning the Primacy of the Accented Syllable : Notes on Alternative Spatialities for Poetic Rhythm John Kinsella , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 37 no. 1 2002; (p. 133-147)
Outstanding Poetry : Writers in Recital, Sydney Art Perspecta, 1989 Hazel Smith , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , September vol. 9 no. 6 1989; (p. 6-8)
Outstanding Poetry : Writers in Recital, Sydney Art Perspecta, 1989 Hazel Smith , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , September vol. 9 no. 6 1989; (p. 6-8)
Distortions. On Questioning the Primacy of the Accented Syllable : Notes on Alternative Spatialities for Poetic Rhythm John Kinsella , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 37 no. 1 2002; (p. 133-147)
The Pre-Nobel Poet : Drawing Les Murray Reading W. H. Chong , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Crikey , July 2013;
'Les Murray — Our Greatest Poet and perennial Nobel candidate — wrote a book called ‘Killing the Black Dog’ about his debilitating depression, but he was very cheerful in his bookshop appearance, where he gave four poems their world premiere.'
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