Mark Oconnor


In sorting through the mass of English-language poetry poured out by the printing-presses of the world, one's problem is not so much to tell good from bad as to distinguish, out of the great press of the merely talented, that tiny handful of poets (probably not more than half a dozen in a generation) who have something major and distinctive to say. Among observers of Australian poetry suspicion has been hardening over the last five years that Les A. Murray may be such a one.



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