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Australian Literature 102: Les Murray: Selected Poems
Les Murray is undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest living poets – and an international literary legend. The New Yorker has described him as ‘now routinely mentioned among the three or four leading English-language poets’.
David Astle has long been a fan, and explains why during this session with series host James Ley.
David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘acrobat’.
James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years.