Poetry Book Society Choice 2015
LES MURRAY born in 1938, grew up on a dairy farm at Bunyah on the north coast of New South Wales. Since 1971 he has made poetry his full-time career. Carcanet publish not only his poetry but also his essays and prose writings (The Paperbark Tree, 1992) and his award-winning verse novel Fredy Neptune (1998). Les Murray received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1999.