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Coast Road: Selected Poems

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About the author

Robert Gray

Born in 1945, Robert Gray grew up on the north coast of New South Wales and left school early to work on a local newspaper. Since the age of 18 he has lived in Sydney, where he has worked as an advertising copywriter, mail sorter and mainly as a buyer …

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Praise for Coast Road

‘Individual, surprising, evocative ... at once cool and rapturous’ —Lisa Gorton

‘Take a scenic (and soulful) coastal drive.’ —Herald Sun


‘Gray’s poems are fine lenses for viewing the ordinary world we so often overlook. Often when we read him we are struck by the magic of his eye… Not to read him is to be in danger of not living as fully as one might.’ —Weekend Australian

‘An imagist without a rival in the English-speaking world’ —Kevin Hart


Teachers' Resources


Place; Family; History; Beauty; Light

Reading age

Grades 11 & 12


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Robert Gray in conversation about the stories and motivations behind his poetry.