The Police : Seven Voices sequence   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1974 1974
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The Breach i "I am a policeman", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 September vol. 94 no. 4823 1972; (p. 48) Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 99-101) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 99-101) The Younger Australian Poets 1983; (p. 25-27) Selected Poems 1986; (p. 26-27) Two Centuries of Australian Poetry 1988; (p. 53-54)
The Lips Move During Anointing i "Stopped", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 September vol. 94 no. 4823 1972; (p. 48) Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 97-99) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 97-99) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 84-86)
Discontent, Reading Conan Doyle i "CI: the detectives. After the age of belief", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 95-96) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 94-96) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 82-83)
Plainclothes Park i "Thinking my old thought in the eye-stinging dark:", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 94) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 94) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 81-82)
The Knuckle Garden i "In the city of Cargo", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 93-94) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 93-94) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 80-81)
Sergeant Forby Lectures the Cadets Sergeant Forby Addresses the Cadets i "Old Warwick, the husband, scratched his head", Les Murray , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 1973; (p. 12) Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 101-102) Poems from The Age, 1967-79 1979; (p. 80-81) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 101-102) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 88-89)
Rostered Duty i "This is the hour the Crucified Bludger is fed", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry satire
— Appears in: Selected Poems : The Vernacular Republic 1976; (p. 96-97) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 96-97) The Penguin Book of Australian Satirical Verse 1986; (p. 243-244) The Sting in the Wattle : Australian Satirical Verse 1993; (p. 167-168) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 83-84)

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Works about this Work

Folie, Topography and Family in Murray's Middle-Distance Poems Christopher Pollnitz , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 20 no. 2 2001; (p. 43-63)
The article demonstrates that Murray's poems "of more than one or two pages but less than fifty or a hundred" have "modes and preoccupations in common: they are topographical poems in which the protagonist moves through a landscape observing and reflecting; or they are family memoirs and chronicles; or ... they are a combination of both" (p.43). The author also examines Murray's sympathy for the "Foucaultian crew of social outsiders ... marginalised by folie" (p. 49), which he sees as an energising force in the most successful of these poems.
The Bardic Pose: A Survey of Les A. Murray's Poetry : [Part] 2 Christopher Pollnitz , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 41 no. 1 1981; (p. 52-74)
The Bardic Pose: A Survey of Les A. Murray's Poetry : [Part] 2 Christopher Pollnitz , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Southerly , March vol. 41 no. 1 1981; (p. 52-74)
Folie, Topography and Family in Murray's Middle-Distance Poems Christopher Pollnitz , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 20 no. 2 2001; (p. 43-63)
The article demonstrates that Murray's poems "of more than one or two pages but less than fifty or a hundred" have "modes and preoccupations in common: they are topographical poems in which the protagonist moves through a landscape observing and reflecting; or they are family memoirs and chronicles; or ... they are a combination of both" (p.43). The author also examines Murray's sympathy for the "Foucaultian crew of social outsiders ... marginalised by folie" (p. 49), which he sees as an energising force in the most successful of these poems.
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