The Biplane Houses
Pub date: April 2006
RRP: $24.95
ISBN: 9781863952149
Imprint: Black Inc.
Format: PB
Extent: 96pp

The Biplane Houses

The Biplane Houses is Les Murray’s first new volume of poems since 2002’s Poems the Size of Photographs. In it we find the poet at his near-miraculous best. The collection exhibits both Murray’s unfailing grace as a writer and his ability to write in any voice, style or genre: there are story poems, word-plays, history- and myth- makings, aphoristic fragments and domestic portraits. Houses are a many-sided theme of the book, and as ever, Murray’s evocation of the natural world is unparalleled in its inventiveness and virtuosity.

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Shortlisted, Age Book of the Year Awards 2006

Shortlisted, Queensland Premier's Literay Awards 2006

Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2007

Click here to read a profile piece on Les Murray published in the Guardian newspaper.


Les Murray

Les Murray lives in Bunyah, near Taree in New South Wales. He has published some thirty books. His work is studied in schools and universities around Australia and has been translated into several foreign languages.