Cotton Flannelette single work   poetry   "Shake the bed, the blackened child whimpers,"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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Notes

  • Author note: The little girl was my aunt Myrtle Euvena Mawer, nee Murray, who suffered severe burns over 95 percent of her body in, I think, 1923. Her flannelette nightie betrayed her in a way many children were betrayed back then. The mother is my grandmother Emily Rose Murray nee Payne, a wonderful instinctive nurse.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    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. 86-87
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    y Southerly vol. 56 no. 2 Winter 1996 Z587957 1996 periodical issue 1996 pg. 20-21
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    y The Adelaide Review no. 159 December 1996 Z588115 1996 periodical issue 1996 pg. 23
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    y The Australian's Review of Books vol. 1 no. 1 September 1996 Z588117 1996 periodical issue 1996 pg. 22
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    y A Talent(ed) Digger : Creations, Cameos, and Essays in Honour of Anna Rutherford Hena Maes-Jelinek (editor), Gordon Collier (editor), Geoffrey V. Davis (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1996 Z797295 1996 anthology criticism biography Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1996 pg. 74-75
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 118-119
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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. 191-192
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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. 197-198
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    y Learning Human : New Selected Poems Les Murray , Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 Z1153302 2001 selected work poetry Manchester : Carcanet , 2001 pg. 150-151
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    y The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry : Volume 2 Jahan Ramazani (editor), Richard Ellmann (editor), Robert O'Clair (editor), New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2003 Z1109657 2003 anthology poetry New York (City) : W. W. Norton , 2003 pg. 719-720
  • Appears in:
    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. 144-145
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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. 65-66
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