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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- An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow
- Poetry And Religion
- The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever
- The Aboriginal Cricketer
- A Retrospect Of Humidity
- On Home Beaches
- Late Summer Fires
- Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn
- Bat's Ultrasound
- Noonday Axeman
- The Meaning Of Existence
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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.''
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