by Les Murray • from New Selected Poems • Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Les Murray's collection Subhuman Redneck Poems received the T. S. Eliot Prize, and in 1998 he was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry presented by Queen Elizabeth II.
New Selected Poems
"Original, ambitious, cantankerous, much-honored, sometimes awkward, and sometimes great."
"We still haven't taken the measure of Stephen
Berg's poetry. His achievement is hard to pin down, and criticism, which runs on fashion, hasn't caught up with him. He had an idiosyncratic voice—forthright, nervous, intimate, self-questioning. I would call him a confessional poet except he kept emptying out and interrogating the self that is the basis of that mode, which he felt was misunderstood."
—Edward Hirsch MORE
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- Tomaž Šalamun, tr. Michael Thomas Taren & Tomaž Šalamun
- Harry Thomas
- Pier Paolo Pasolini, tr. Stephen Sartarelli
- David Wevill
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- Ailish Hopper
- Laura Stott
- Judy Halebsky
- Nancy P. Davenport
- Joan Colby
- David Chorlton
- Catherine Anderson
- Paul Nemser
Audio recordings of events in our Readings & Conversations and In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series are available via podcast generally within one week of the event. Selected past Lannan events are also being released periodically in audio and/or video format. We also have rare video interviews with people such as Peter Reading and John Berger.
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A.N. Wilson on Peter Levi: Oxford Romantic, by Brigid Allen.
Should "literature should be valued for its utility"?
Ted Kooser presents Matt Mason's "The Story of Ferdinand the Bull."
Jason Guriel on "the pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins."
George Szirtes read Rimbaud and heard "the call at the bottom of the sea."
Carol Rumens introduces Edith Wharton's "An Autumn Sunset."
James Kidd talks with Brian Turner about his memoir My Life as a Foreign Country.
Historian Tim Stanley on Philip Larkin.
Liz Berry's Black Country reviewed by Kate Kellaway.
"Whiteness Visible: Three Poets Explore the Grammar of Racism"
David Wheatley on Philip Larkin – Life, Art and Love, by James Booth.
Lisa Russ Spaar continues her series, "Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry," with collections by Robert Hass and Fiona Sze-Lorrain.
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Fiona Gruber profiles Simon Armitage.
Alice Oswald on compiling a bestiary of Ted Hughes's animal poems.
Victoria Chang wins 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award.
Henri Cole continues with his Paris Diary, Part XII. MORE