The Mirrorball single work   poetry   "Half a day's drive from Sydney"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 357 November 2009 Z1641388 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 7
  • Appears in:
    y Taller When Prone Les Murray , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010 Z1679100 2010 selected work poetry 'Taller When Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since 2006's The Biplane Houses. With characteristic grace and dexterity, these poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life here and abroad - its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveller's tales, elegies, meditative fragments and satirical sketches. Above all there is Murray's astonishing versatility, on display here at its exhilarating best.' (From the publisher's website.) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010 pg. 71
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Poems 2010 Robert Adamson (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010 Z1745202 2010 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units)

    'Selected by one of Australia's most acclaimed poets, this inspired collection captures the richness and scope of present-day Australian verse. It features innovative and exciting poems - many published here for the first time - from our best-known poets as well as daring and insightful works from rising stars.

    Together they create a lively sense of conversation, of voices criss-crossing the continent, exploring the many themes that animated and inspired the nation's poets in 2010.' (From the Publisher's website)

    Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2010
    pg. 175
  • Appears in:
    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. 111
    Note: With first line: Half a day's drive from Melbourne
Last amended 21 May 2013 14:01:19
Subjects:
  • Country towns,
  • Holbrook, Culcairn - Holbrook area, Riverina - Murray area, New South Wales,
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