The 41st Year of 1968 single work   poetry   "Australians were improving"
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Notes

  • Author's note: i.m. 173 dead in the Victorian fires of 2009

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  • Appears in:
    y Quadrant vol. 53 no. 11 November 2009 Z1648003 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 11
  • 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. 69
  • Appears in:
    y The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 Les Murray (editor), Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2012 Z1847370 2012 anthology poetry '"It has been known for decades", Les Murray writes in his introduction to this collection, "that poets who might fear relegation or professional sabotage from the critical consensus of our culture have a welcome and a refuge in Quadrant—but only if they write well."

    From the second decade of his twenty years as literary editor of Quadrant, Les Murray here presents a selection of the best verse he published between 2001 and 2010.

    It is a prodigious body of work: 487 poems by 169 authors.

    These days, he observes, when poetic values are increasingly being seen as real enrichment, readers are turning to the few journals that nurture them:

    "At a time of such turn-about in the life of magazines, a Quadrant anthology seems well overdue."' (Publisher's blurb)
    Balmain : Quadrant Books , 2012
    pg. 219
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