The Biplane Houses: Poems

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Macmillan, Aug 5, 2008 - Poetry - 112 pages
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This is Les Murray's first new volume of poems since Poems the Size of Photographs in 2002. In it we find Murray at his nearmiraculous best. The collection—named for a kind of house distinctive to Murray's native Australia—exhibits both his unfailing grace as a writer and his ability to write in any voice, style, or genre: there are story poems, puns extended to poem length, history—and myths in miniature, aphoristic fragments, and domestic portraits. As ever, Murray's evocation of the natural world is unparalleled in its inventiveness and virtuosity. The Biplane Houses is ardent, eloquent, enchanting poetry.

 

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Australian poet Murray's latest (afterPoems the Size of Photographs , 2002) finds him in a traveling mood. Chockablock with views both sweeping ("Luminous electric grist/brushed over the night world ... Read full review

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Just beautiful, words of depth Nature, god, our world, our hearts, our souls. Read full review

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Les Murray is the author of twelve books of poetry. Subhuman Redneck Poems (FSG, 1997) received the T. S. Eliot Prize, and in 1998 Queen Elizabeth presented him with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He lives on a farm on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

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