On Bunyah by Les Murray | Black Inc.

On Bunyah

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About the author

Les Murray

Les Murray (1938–2019) lived in Bunyah, near Taree in New South Wales. The author of some thirty books, his work is studied in schools and universities around Australia and has been translated into several foreign languages. In 1996 he was awarded …

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Praise for On Bunyah

‘Murray is … brash but also breathtakingly brilliant and often both at once’ —Australian


‘The reorientation and reconfiguration the English language is one of the remarkable things Murray’s poetry does. It’s intertwined with another thing he does with a near-perfect ear: the echoing of speech and voice.’ —Weekend Australian


‘An evocative collection’ —Launceston Examiner


On Bunyah is the kind of book that more poets should leave behind, a tight and thoughtful selection of poems from the very centre of their being and aesthetic’ —Canberra Times

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