Les Murray

Biography of Les Murray (1938 – 2019)

Les Murray
Les Murray (1938-2019)

Leslie Allan Murray, born 1938 in Nabiac, a village on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia, was an Australian poet and essayist who in such meditative, lyrical poems as “Noonday Axeman” and “Sydney and the Bush” captured Australia’s psychic and rural landscape as well as its mythic elements.

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Poems By Les Murray


A Retrospect Of Humidity (No Comments »)
Aurora Prone (No Comments »)
Music To Me Is Like Days (No Comments »)
On Home Beaches (No Comments »)
Poetry And Religion (No Comments »)
Shower (No Comments »)
The Dream Of Wearing Shorts Forever (No Comments »)
The Quality Of Sprawl (No Comments »)
To Fly In Just Your Suit (No Comments »)
Towards The Imminent Days (Section 4) (No Comments »)
Travels With John Hunter (No Comments »)

Conscious and Verbal

Amanda’s Painting (No Comments »)
The Harleys (No Comments »)
The Mowed Hollow (No Comments »)

Learning Human

The Butter Factory (No Comments »)

Learning Human: Selected Poems

An Absolutely Ordinary Rainbow (No Comments »)

Poems the Size of Photographs

On The Borders (No Comments »)
Predawn In Health (No Comments »)
The Aboriginal Cricketer (No Comments »)
The Images Alone (No Comments »)
The Meaning Of Existence (No Comments »)
The New Hieroglyphics (No Comments »)

Selected Poems

Bat’s Ultrasound (No Comments »)
Flowering Eucalypt In Autumn (No Comments »)
The Sleepout (No Comments »)

Subhuman Redneck Poems

Comete (No Comments »)
Inside Ayers Rock (No Comments »)
Late Summer Fires (No Comments »)
Performance (No Comments »)

Translations from the Natural World

Cockspur Bush (No Comments »)
Pigs (No Comments »)