The Meaning of Existence single work   poetry   "Everything except language"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2001- 2001-
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  • Appears in:
    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 Poems the Size of Photographs Les Murray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2002 Z946930 2002 selected work poetry Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2002 pg. 101
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    y Said The Rat! : Writers at the Water Rat! 2000-2002 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Phil Ilton (editor), Fitzroy North : Black Pepper Fellowship of Australian Writers. Victoria , 2003 Z1093221 2003 anthology poetry Fitzroy North : Black Pepper Fellowship of Australian Writers. Victoria , 2003 pg. 86
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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. 199
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    y 'To One Who Asked for Summer' : Les Murray Les Murray , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009 Z1567069 2009 selected work poetry

    'In this feature, producers Jane and Phillip Ulman visit the Bunyah home of Les Murray, his wife Valerie and son Alexander. Surrounded by winged musicians, frogs, insects and domestic animals, the participants walk and talk and share a meal.

    'During the visit Les Murray reads his poems and reflects on poetry and place, knowledge, discovery, family and God.'

    Source: A Pod of Poets website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/poetica/features/pod/poets/murray.htm
    Sighted: 11/03/2009

    Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2009
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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. 77-78

Works about this Work

The Horizon of the Future Bill Ashcroft , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 12-35)
The Horizon of the Future Bill Ashcroft , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 74 no. 1 2014; (p. 12-35)
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