Taller When Prone by Les Murray
Poems

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...Murray's poems set up these intricate dialogues between the surface action described and the sonic patterns that information is conveyed on.
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"Les Murray has earned his reputation not only as one of Australia's finest writers but as one of the most engaging poets writing in English today." -Kate Kellaway, The Observer (London)

Taller When Prone is Les Murray's first volume of new poems since The Biplane Houses, published in 2007. These poems combine a mastery of form with a matchless ear for the Australian vernacular. Many evoke rural life in Australia and elsewhere-its rhythms and rituals, the natural world, the landscape and the people who have shaped it. There are traveler's tales, elegies, meditative fragments, and satirical sketches. Above all, there is Murray's astonishing versatility, on display here at its exhilarating best.

 

About Les Murray

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Les Murray is the author of twelve books of poetry. His collection Subhuman Redneck Poems received the T. S. Eliot Prize, and in 1998 he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, presented by Queen Elizabeth II. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.
 
Published September 29, 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Ken Babstock on Aug 24 2012

...Murray's poems set up these intricate dialogues between the surface action described and the sonic patterns that information is conveyed on.

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