Taller When Prone by Les Murray | Black Inc.

Taller When Prone

Awards for Taller When Prone

  • Winner of the John Bray Poetry Award in the 2012 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
  • Shortlisted, 2010 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards

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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 Taller When Prone

‘Murray’s felicity with language is exquisitely displayed in this eclectic and versatile collection … this will be a long-awaited addition to the poetry shelf and a must for Les Murray fans.’ –Bookseller+Publisher


‘There is no poetry in the English language now so rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures and yet so intimate and conversational.’ —Derek Walcott

Taller When Prone is his first collection since The Biplane Houses of 2006, and one of the finest of all of them.’ —Canberra Times


‘He is, quite simply, the one by whom the language lives.’ —Joseph Brodsky