Event: June 2014

03:00 PM

Poetry Conversation: Les Murray – the Ringing Planet

Event-Picture: Poetry Conversation: Les Murray – the Ringing Planet Les Murray  Foto: gezett.de
Les Murray Foto: gezett.de


Les Murray (born 1938 Australia) belongs among a group of poets like Derek Walcott or Seamus Heaney. His verse epic “Freddy Neptune” is epoch-making.

His work possesses that mysterious quality, which Murray himself describes as “sprawl”: awkward in spirit, always with “one boot upon the rail of possibility”. In the conversation, Les Murray gives Margitt Lehbert – his publisher and translator – information about his poetic work and his longstanding companion, the “black dog”, depression.

Kindly supported by: The Australian Embassy, Berlin.

Project Management: Alexander Gumz and Matthias Kniep

Academy of the Arts

Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

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