• Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003
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  • 'This selection comprises what Les Murray considers his most successfully realised poems, drawn from all of his collections up to and including Poems the Size of Photographs, but not including his two verse novels.' (From back cover of Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray.)
  • Includes two previously uncollected poems 'The Dark' and 'The Averted'


* Contents derived from the Potts Point, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Duffy and Snellgrove , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Burning Trucki"It began at dawn with fighter planes:", Les Murray , 1956-1962 single work poetry (p. 1)
Driving Through Sawmill Townsi"In the high cool country,", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 2-3)
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbowi"The word goes round Repins, the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 3-5)
Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfili"The first night of my second voyage to Wales,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
Incorrigible Gracei"Saint Vincent de Paul, old friend,", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry humour (p. 6)
The Pure Food Acti"Night, as I go into the place of cattle.", Les Murray , 1972 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Jozsefi"You ride on the world-horse once", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 8-10)
Kiss of the Whipi"In Cardiff, off Saint Mary's Street", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry Kuss der Peitsche (p. 10-11)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry Die Saubohnenpredigt (p. 12)
Rock Musici"Sex is a Nazi. The students all knew", Les Murray , 1992 single work poetry (p. 12--121)
The Powerline Incarnationi"When I ran to snatch the wires off our roof", Les Murray , 1975 single work poetry Die Starkstromleitungs-Inkarnation (p. 13-14)
Creeper Habiti"On Bennelong Point", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 15)
Employment for the Castes in Abeyancei"I was a translator at the Institute:", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry Anstellung fur die Kasten in der Schwebe (p. 15-17)
The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"The people are eating dinner in that country north of Legge's Lake;", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry (p. 17-26)
The Gum Foresti"After the last gapped wire on a post,", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry Der Eukalyptuswald (p. 26-27)
Rainwater Tanki"Empty rings when tapped give tongue", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 27-28)
The Futurei"There is nothing about it. Much science fiction is set there", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry Die Zukunft (p. 28-29)
Immigrant Voyagei"My wife came out on the Goya", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry Immigrantenreise (p. 29-33)
Homage to the Launching-Placei"Pleasure-craft of the sprung rhythms, bed,", Les Murray , 1980 single work poetry (p. 33-34)
First Essay on Interesti"Not usury, but interest. The cup slowed in mid-raise,", Les Murray , 1979-1980 single work poetry (p. 34-36)

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