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Les Murray Les Murray i(A11558 works by) (a.k.a. Leslie Allan Murray; L. Murray; Les A. Murray)
Born: Established: 17 Oct 1938 Nabiac, Krambach - Nabiac - Hallidays Point area, Greater Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 29 Apr 2019 Taree, Taree area, Greater Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
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1 Speed i "We only realise", Les Murray , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 173 2020; (p. 61)
1 Half-Price Hardback i "As the bookshops die", Les Murray , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 173 2020; (p. 61)
1 Galway Effigy i "Polished shoulders", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , October vol. 62 no. 10 2018; (p. 27)
1 Verticals i "Whizz of blue striped", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 62 no. 9 2018; (p. 17)
1 1917 North i "Recruits who brought", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July/August vol. 62 no. 7/8 2018; (p. 25)
1 Swallows Returning i "Manoeuvre and zip", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 62 no. 6 2018; (p. 5)
1 Pippies i "Knotted underwater", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 62 no. 6 2018; (p. 5)
1 Green Catbird i "Freckle-headed green", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 62 no. 6 2018; (p. 5)
1 Australian Pelican i "Stately effortful bird", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 62 no. 6 2018; (p. 5)
1 Bingham’s Ghost i "Son of a fugitive", Les Murray , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 62 no. 9 2018; (p. 17) PN Review , January - February vol. 45 no. 3 2019;
1 2 y separately published work icon Collected Poems Les Murray , Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018 14796814 2018 selected work poetry

'Les Murray’s new and updated Collected Poems displays the full range of his poetic art. This magnificent hardback volume contains all the poems he wants to preserve, apart from the verse novel Fredy Neptune, from his first book The Ilex Tree (1965) to Waiting for the Past (2015) and On Bunyah (2016). In tracing Murray’s artistic development, it shows an ever-changing power, grace and humour, as well as great versatility and formal mastery.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Silo Portraits, Western Victoria i "Way back were bullocks", Les Murray , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 31 no. 2 2017; (p. 374)
1 The Inland Food Bowl i "A gapped circle of colonies", Les Murray , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Monthly , December no. 140 2017; (p. 77)
1 Frederick Arnall i "Son of a fugitive", Les Murray , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 61 no. 11 2017; (p. 19)
1 1 y separately published work icon On Murray's Run : Poems & Lyrics Joe Dolce , Les Murray , Port Adelaide : Ginninderra Press , 2017 11974119 2017 selected work poetry lyric/song

'‘Renowned songwriter Joe Dolce has long outgrown the pop lyric and moved into a risky domain where recitative, comedy, folk and slapstick build shelters for themselves among social commentary and the poetry of lists. He has a foot, or feet, in diverse realms serious and entertaining and has resolved that he will never record another song that has not been first published as a stand-alone poem. No colleague to his knowledge has yet ventured into this territory yet its potentials for escape from the shiftily High Serious and the narrow criteria of academic critique are obvious. Wit, and the songwriter’s freedoms of seeing one’s creations recorded by others, are possible bases for a jazz-like shift in the profession of poetry, and music remains available to float logjams that commentary is apt to desiccate. Since coming to Quadrant as a regular contributor, he has built a real following for his work, and we’ll miss him when his vogue spreads beyond our pages.’ - Les Murray' (Publication summary)

1 Stuart Devlin’s Sculpture i "Modern coins the sizes of shine", Les Murray , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 61 no. 3 2017; (p. 11)
1 Steam Bath World i "North, towards Polaris", Les Murray , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 61 no. 1 2017; (p. 15) Quadrant , October vol. 62 no. 10 2018; (p. 31)
1 A Friendship i "Thrown out of another suburban house", Les Murray , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , July - August vol. 60 no. 7- 8 2016; (p. 17)
1 All Blacks in the Same Hotel i "They hang together", Les Murray , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: PN Review , September - October vol. 43 no. 1 2016; Quadrant , April vol. 60 no. 4 2016; (p. 9)
1 Two Last Stanzas i "You rose dressing up", Les Murray , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Quadrant , March vol. 60 no. 3 2016; (p. 9)
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