Monday, April 25, 2016

i have long held an earthy affection for the oz poet les murray.  luckily youtube is awash in many les murray readings.  but i like the above video for its brevity even as the filmmakers exhibit murray's vitality.  then again perhaps i like murray not just for his writing but because we both come from working-class stock, possess ordinary names, and live by the word.  in any case, murray is both a traditionalist poet and a poet who doesn't seem to give a wide fuck what people think of him.  les murray is the fonzi of poetry.  he's cool.   


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