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.