Les Murray (17 October 1938)
an Australian poet, anthologist and critic. His career spans over forty years, and he has published nearly 30 volumes of poetry, as well as two verse novels and collections of his prose writings. His poetry has won many awards and he is regarded as "one of the leading poets of his generation." He has also been involved in several controversies over his career and has been rated by the National Trust of Australia as one of the 100 Australian Living Treasures.
Murray was born in Nabiac on the North Coast of New South Wales, and grew up in the neighbouring district of Bunyah, where he currently resides. He attended primary and early high school in Nabiac, then ... more »
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- A Retrospect Of Humidity
- Amanda's Painting
- An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
- Aurora Prone
- Bat's Ultrasound
- Cockspur Bush
- Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn
- Inside Ayers Rock
- Late Summer Fires
- Music To Me Is Like Days
- Noonday Axeman
- On Home Beaches
- On The Borders
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''Some people are born to fatness. Others have to get there.''Les Murray (b. 1938), Australian poet. Independent on Sunday (London, April 15, 1990).
''Strung out and spotty, you wriggle and sighLes Murray (b. 1938), Australian poet. "Little Boy Blue."
and kiss all the fellows and make them all die.''