Les Murray

Les Murray
Les Murray was an award-winning Australian poet with more than 30 published collections of work, including Taller When ProneThe Biplane HousesWaiting for the Past and The Best 100 Poems of Les Murray. His work has been translated into ten foreign languages.



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Drought essay: Recognising the derision as fear

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Death gets into the suburbs, but sleek turnover highrise keeps it out of mind   and wilderness, wrapped in its own deaths, scarcely points us at ours,   but furred rusty machines, and grey boards unglazed for heritage or holiday –   you …

Drought essay: A levitation of land

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Haze went from smoke-blue to beige gradually, after midday. The Inland was passing over high up, and between the trees. The north hills and the south hills lost focus and faded away.   As the Inland was passing over lungless flies quizzing …



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