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y The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'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.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the glory of God

Contents

* Contents derived from the Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Driving Through Sawmill Townsi"In the high cool country,", Les Murray , 1965 single work poetry (p. 1-2)
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbowi"The word goes round Repins, the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,", Les Murray , 1967 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
Note: With first line: The word goes round Repins,
Kiss of the Whipi"In Cardiff, off Saint Mary's Street", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 4)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry (p. 5-6)
Dedication, Written Last : For the Vernacular Republici"I am seeing this: two men are sitting on a pole", Les Murray , 1974 single work poetry The Mitchells (p. 7)
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. 7-8)
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. 9-18)
The Futurei"There is nothing about it. Much science fiction is set there", Les Murray , 1977 single work poetry (p. 19)
The Fishermen at South Headi"They have walked out as far as they can go on the prow of the continent,", Les Murray , 1979-1980 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Quintets for Robert Morleyi"Is it possible that hyper-", Les Murray , 1981 single work poetry humour (p. 21-22)
Weightsi"Not owning a cart, my father", Les Murray , 1981 single work poetry (p. 23)
Three Poems in Memory of My Mother, Miriam Murray nee Arnall (Born 13.5.1915, Died 19.4.1951), Les Murray , 1983 sequence poetry (p. 23-24)
Note: With title: Two Poems in Memory of My Mother, Miriam Murray Nee Arnall (contains the first two poems in the three poems Sequence)
Midsummer Icei"Remember how I used", Les Murray , 1981 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Machine Portraits with Pendant Spacemani"The bulldozer stands short as a boot on its heel-high ripple soles;", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 24-29)
Showeri"From the metal poppy", Les Murray , 1983 single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Louvresi"In the banana zone, in the poinciana tropics", Les Murray , 1984 single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Flood Plains on the Coast Facing Asiai"Hitching blur to a caged propeller", Les Murray , 1982-1983 single work poetry (p. 32-35)
Roman Cage-Cupsi"Excavate, at a constant curving interval", Les Murray , 1986 single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Nocturnei"Brisbane, night-gathered, far away", Les Murray , 1986 single work poetry (p. 37-38)
The Dream of Wearing Shorts Foreveri"To go home and wear shorts forever", Les Murray , 1984 single work poetry (p. 38-40)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of Black Inc.
      Extent: 113p.
      ISBN: 9781863955843 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Chosen Words Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 November 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry
The Poet as Reflected in His Own Mirror Fiona Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry
Now, Read This Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 22-23) The Weekend Australian , 5-6 January 2013; (p. 14-25)
Visions of the Material World David McCooey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-23 December 2012; (p. 27) The Saturday Age , 21-22 December 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry ; The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Chosen Words Geoff Page , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 November 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry
The Poet as Reflected in His Own Mirror Fiona Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry
Visions of the Material World David McCooey , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-23 December 2012; (p. 27) The Saturday Age , 21-22 December 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray Les Murray 2012 selected work poetry ; The Quadrant Book of Poetry 2001-2010 2012 anthology poetry
Now, Read This Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 22-23) The Weekend Australian , 5-6 January 2013; (p. 14-25)
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