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The biplane houses : poems

Author: Les A Murray
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Biplane Houses' is a poetry collection from Les Murray, an Australian poet and winner of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murray, Les A., 1938-
Biplane houses.
Manchester : Carcanet, 2006
(OCoLC)607770461
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Les A Murray
ISBN: 1857548930 9781857548938
OCLC Number: 71272141
Description: 91 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The averted --
Early summer hail with rhymes in O --
Post mortem --
The hanging gardens --
Leaf brims --
Airscapes --
The statistics of good --
Twelve poems --
Too often round the galleries --
Travelling the British roads --
The test --
The kitchen grammars --
Winter winds --
The tune on your mind --
The domain of the octopus --
A dialect history of Australia --
For an eightieth birthday --
On the central coast line --
Melbourne pavement coffee --
Photographing aspiration --
Black belt in marital arts --
The welter --
A levitation of land --
Through the lattice door --
On the north coast line --
The nostril songs --
For a convert in Boston --
The Newcastle rounds --
The house left in English --
Yregami --
Upright clear across --
Ghost story --
The shining slopes and planes --
The succession --
A stampede of the sacrifice --
The offshore island --
An acrophobe's dragon --
As night-dwelling winter approaches --
The hoaxist --
Barker unchained --
The cool green --
Lifestyle --
Death from exposure --
Me and Je Reviens --
Pressure --
Church --
Pastoral sketches --
Japanese sword blades in the British Museum --
The mare out on the road --
The blueprint --
Blueprint II --
Norfolk Island --
Ends of the earth --
Birthplace --
The sick-bags --
Lateral dimensions --
Bright lights on earth --
Panic attack --
Recognising the derision as fear --
Gentrifical force --
The physical diaspora of William Wallace --
The brick funnel --
Sunday on a country river --
Ripe in the arbours of the nose --
The weatherproof jungle tree --
Jet propulsion stereo --
Industrial relations.
Responsibility: by Les Murray.

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Talks about the grace and variousness of the world. This work aims to capture the richness of life in story-poems, word-plays, history- and myth-makings, aphoristic fragments and domestic portraits,  Read more...

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'A poet of fantastic power and range... All human life is bound within Murray's poetry.' - The Observer 'Les Murray is one of the finest poets in whom the English language is now at work.' - Times Read more...

 
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