Late Summer Fires single work   poetry   "The paddocks shave black"
Is part of River of Words Les Murray 2011 sequence poetry
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Review no. 45 August 1992 Z606721 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 4
  • Appears in:
    y Verse [UK] vol. 10 no. 1 Spring 1993 Z602181 1993 periodical issue 1993 pg. 3
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    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. 21
  • Appears in:
    y The Age 15 January 1997 Z622910 1997 newspaper issue 1997 pg. A3
  • Appears in:
    y Les Murray Jason Clapham , 2001- Z910272 2001- website Les Murray's official website. Contains biographical and bibliographical information, extracts from critical studies new poetry and links to other online resouces with reviews and interviews. 2001-
  • Appears in:
    y Little Book of Weather Michelle Mortimer , Joanna Karmel , Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2011 Z1765141 2011 anthology poetry

    'Little Book of Weather reflects Australians' fascination with the weather of their arid continent: those on the land watch for stormy skies promising to relieve the parched ground, or grieve the loss of the top soil to the wind; those in towns and cities wait for rain to fill up the water tanks and reservoirs. People appreciate the beauty of the snow, of mist in the morning or of light streaming through the clouds. The years come and go, often marked by events that become part of Australian folklore—the 1895 Federation drought, the 1983 Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia, the 1990 floods in New South Wales and Queensland, the February 7 2009 Victorian bushfires.

    'The latest addition to the National Library of Australia's 'Little Books' series, Little Book of Weather features the work of some of Australia's much-loved poets, including Judith Wright, Les Murray, David Campbell, Mudrooroo, James McAuley, Banjo Paterson and Dorothea Mackellar, along with beautiful images from the Library's collection by Joseph Lycett, Edward Close, Ellis Rowan, Harold Cazneaux, Peter Dombrovskis, Olegas Truchanas, Katherine Nix and others.' (From the publisher's website.)

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2011
    pg. 10
  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 372 February 2011 Z1837469 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 11
  • 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. 54-55
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