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  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray
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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 , single work poetry (p. 1-2)
An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbowi"The word goes round Repins, the murmur goes round Lorenzinis,", Les Murray , 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 , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Broad Bean Sermoni"Beanstalks, in any breeze, are a slack church parade", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 5-6)
The Mitchells Dedication, Written Last : For the Vernacular Republici"I am seeing this: two men are sitting on a pole", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 7)
Employment for the Castes in Abeyancei"I was a translator at the Institute:", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 7-8)
The Buladelah-Taree Holiday Song Cyclei"The people are eating dinner in that country north of Legge's Lake;", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 9-18)
The Futurei"There is nothing about it. Much science fiction is set there", Les Murray , 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 , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
Quintets for Robert Morleyi"Is it possible that hyper-", Les Murray , single work poetry humour (p. 21-22)
Weightsi"Not owning a cart, my father", Les Murray , 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 , 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 , 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 , single work poetry (p. 24-29)
Showeri"From the metal poppy", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 29-30)
Louvresi"In the banana zone, in the poinciana tropics", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 31-32)
Flood Plains on the Coast Facing Asiai"Hitching blur to a caged propeller", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 32-35)
Roman Cage-Cupsi"Excavate, at a constant curving interval", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
Nocturnei"Brisbane, night-gathered, far away", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 37-38)
The Dream of Wearing Shorts Foreveri"To go home and wear shorts forever", Les Murray , 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 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Black Inc.
      Extent: 113p.
      ISBN: 9781863955843 (hbk.)
Alternative title: Aus Einem See von Strophen : Hundert Ausgewählte Gedichte
Language: German

Works about this Work

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

— 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)
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
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
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 Saturday Age , 21-22 December 2012; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-23 December 2012; (p. 27)

— 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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