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Les Murray’s Selected Poems


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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 will explain why during this session.

Australian Literature 102

We’ve created an Australian Classics book club, just for you – with special writerly guests each month.

Our host is renowned critic – and literature lover – James Ley, editor of the Sydney Review of Books.

We’ve invited our guests to select an Australian classic to explore; their engagement comes from the heart, as well as the head.


James Ley

James Ley holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Western Sydney. He has been a professional literary critic for fifteen years. His work has appeared in many publications, including the Age, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Book Review and the Times Literary Sup... Read more

David Astle

Alias DA on Friday’s puzzle page in the Age, David Astle is a lifelong wordsmith, writer, columnist and ABC broadcaster. His latest book – Rewording The Brain – explores the neural benefits of crosswords. You can catch him on Evenings most weeknights, or flapping a dictionary on SB... Read more


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