River of Words sequence   poetry  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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Notes

  • Editor's note: The nation's river systems and dependent rural communities have been thrust once again into the national spotlight during the flood crises. Last November poet Les Murray prepared a suite of poems to be read in conjunction with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's "Earth Concert". Unable to perform the reading, Murray has instead make them available to The Adelaide Review.

Includes

From Machine Portraits with Pendant Spaceman i "Shaking in slow low flight, with its span of many jets", Les Murray , 1985 extract poetry (Machine Portraits with Pendant Spaceman)
— Appears in: The Australian Year : The Chronicle of Our Seasons and Celebrations 1985; (p. 161) The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11)
August : Forty Acre Ethno Forty Acre Ethno i "The Easter rains are late this year", Les Murray , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 November 1986; (p. 49) The Daylight Moon : Poems 1987; (p. 61) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 294-295) The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11) The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11)
Oasis City Oasis City, Mildura, Victoria i "Rose-red city in the angles of a cut-up green anthology:", Les Murray , 1998 single work poetry
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 20 no. 3 1998; (p. 53) The Adelaide Review , June no. 177 1998; (p. 28) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1998; (p. 8) The Age , 6 June 1998; (p. 8) Learning Human : New Selected Poems 2001; (p. 171-172) Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray 2003; (p. 164)
Slip i "Over the terra cotta", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , May vol. 34 no. 5 1990; (p. 21) Dog Fox Field : Poems 1990; (p. 71-72) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 342-343) New Selected Poems 1998; (p. 128-129) New Selected Poems 2000; (p. 137) Learning Human : New Selected Poems 2001; (p. 105-106)
The Moon Man i "Shadowy kangaroos moved off", Les Murray , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 207 2000; (p. 20) The Weekend Australian , 29-30 April 2000; (p. 14) PN Review , January-February vol. 27 no. 3 2001; (p. 20) Masthead , no. 6 2002; Poems the Size of Photographs 2002; (p. 25) Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray 2003; (p. 182)
Driving to the Adelaide Festival 1976 Via the Murray Valley Highway i "A long narrow woodland with channels, reentrants, ponds:", Les Murray , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 March 1976; (p. 15) Ethnic Radio : Poems 1977; (p. 27) The Vernacular Republic : Poems 1961-1981 1982; (p. 157-158) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 136-137) The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11)
Feb February : Feb i "Seedy drytime Feb,", Les Murray , 1987 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 41 1987; (p. 15) Dog Fox Field : Poems 1990; (p. 3-4) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 301-302) New Selected Poems 1998; (p. 105-106) New Selected Poems 2000; (p. 111-112) Learning Human : New Selected Poems 2001; (p. 86-87)
Late Summer Fires i "The paddocks shave black", Les Murray , 1992 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , August no. 45 1992; (p. 4) Verse [UK] , Spring vol. 10 no. 1 1993; (p. 3) Subhuman Redneck Poems 1996; (p. 21) The Age , 15 January 1997; (p. A3) Les Murray 2001-; The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11)
The Images Alone i "Scarlet as the cloth draped over a sword,", Les Murray , 2000 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 44 no. 1-2 2000; (p. 20) Poems the Size of Photographs 2002; (p. 9) Learning Human : Selected Poems of Les Murray 2003; (p. 177) The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 10) The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray 2012; (p. 72-74)
Cattle Ancestor i "Darrambawli and all his wives, they came feeding from the south east", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southern Review , November vol. 23 no. 3 1990; (p. 270) The Paris Review , no. 117 1990; (p. 217) The Adelaide Review , March no. 86 1991; (p. 22) The Sydney Review , August no. 45 1992; (p. 10) Translations from the Natural World 1992; (p. 25) Collected Poems 1994; (p. 377) Holy Cows 2006; (p. 50-51)
A Postcard i "A mirror tar-top road across", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11) The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray 2012; (p. 69)
Rooms of the Sketch Garden i "Women made the gardens, in my world,", Les Murray , 2011 extract poetry (Rooms of the Sketch Garden)
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11)
From : July Les Murray , 2011 extract poetry (July : Midwinter Haircut)
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 10)
From : The Family Farmers' Victory Les Murray , 2011 extract poetry (The Family Farmers' Victory)
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 10)
The Sharman Drum i "What year was the very best Mallee Show?", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Taller When Prone 2010; (p. 4) The Adelaide Review , February no. 372 2011; (p. 11)

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    y The Adelaide Review no. 372 February 2011 Z1837469 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 10-11
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