Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Collected Poems' by Les Murray

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Collected Poems' by Les Murray

Collected Poems

by Les Murray

Black Inc., $59.99 hb, 736 pp, 9781760640965

A seven-hundred-page Collected Poems? The cover photograph of the Big Bloke himself is an embodiment of what’s inside in all its sprawling abundance. As is his surname, which can’t help but invoke our country’s big river, whether in full flood, or slow trickle, or slow spreading billabongs.

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Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy divides his time equally between writing and medicine. He has won literary awards across many genres - poetry, the short story, the novel, and in theatre. His most recent book is the poetry collection Anatomy of a Metaphor (2017).

Published in December 2018, no. 407

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