Les Murray's Taller When Prone is the sole Australian representative on the 2011 New York Times 100 Notable Books list. Murray's poetry collection was reviewed in the New York Times in April 2011 by Meghan O'Rourke, in tandem with a review of Killing the Black Dog. O'Rourke wrote that the 'signature quality of a Les Murray poem is anger — a visceral smoldering that freshly lights up the tired old landscape and turns conventional pieties inside out'. Speaking specifically of Taller When Prone, she said 'we find Murray’s delicate ability to evoke many kinds of experience' in the book, including 'a number of very fine outward-looking poems'. ('Les Murray and the Poetry of Depression')
The full list of 100 notable books is available on the New York Times website.