New Oxford Book of Australian Verse

New Oxford Book of Australian Verse  
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3rd edition cover
Author(s) Les Murray (editor)
Cover artist Joseph Jurra Tjapaltjarri
Country Australia
Language English
Subject(s) Poetry anthology
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date 1986
Media type Print
Pages 438
ISBN 9780195539943
OCLC Number 36556974
Dewey Decimal 821.008/0994 21
LC Classification PR9615.25 .N49 1996

The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse is a major anthology of Australian poetry edited by the poet Les Murray. It was first published in 1986 and since has been expanded twice.

The anthology gives a broad view of Australian ranges in time from Indigenous Australian oral poetry composed before colonisation up to the late twentieth century. Except for dates it is without the contextualising apparatus of biographies and annotations: "The absence of notes and other prose apparatus is intended to focus attention solely on the poetry, and to leave room for more of." Another uncommon feature, as noted, is the inclusion of Indigenous oral poetry, these have been attributed here to the language group of their owners.

Poets in The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse

Robert Adamson – Allen Afterman – Alan Alexander – Marion Alexopoulos – Richard James AllenEthel Anderson – Joan Aronsten – Dorothy AuchterlonieAwabakal peopleLex BanningBruce BeaverJudith BeveridgeJohn BlightBarcroft BoakeFrancis BrabazonE. J. Brady – J. J. Bray – Christopher BrennanJohn Le Gay Brereton – Doris Brett – R. F. Brissednden – Vincent BuckleyAda CambridgeDavid Campbell – Gary Catalano – Marcus ClarkeHal ColebatchLaurence Collinson – Jennifer Compton – William W. Coxon – Julian CroftAlison Croggon – Harry Cummins – Victor DaleyJack Davis – R. R. Davidson – Arthur Davies – Bruce DaweC. J. DennisJames DevaneyRosemary DobsonMichael DransfieldJohn Dunmore Lang – Max Dunn – Geoffrey DuttonWill Dyson – Teg Egan – Louis Esson – Steve Evans – Diane FaheyBarron Field – Mary Finnin – Robert D. FitzGerald – Conal Fitzpatrick – John Foulcher – John ForbesDavid FosterMary Eliza Fullerton ('E') – Katherine Gallagher – Silvana Gardner – Leon Gellert – Barbara Giles – Mary GilmorePeter Goldsworthy – W. T. Goodge – Alan Gould – Paul L. Grano – Jamie Grant – Robert Gray – Gumaitj people – Robin Gurr – Rodney Hall – Philip Hammial – Susan Hampton – Lyn Hard – Lesbia Harford – W. E. Harney – Charles HarpurMax HarrisJ. S. HarryKevin Hart – P. J. Hartigan ('John O'Brian') – William Hart-SmithGwen Harwood – Dennis Haskell – Nicholas Hasluck – Charles W. Hayward – Kristen Henry – Graeme Hetherington – Paul Hetherington – Dorothy HewettA. D. Hope – Robert Harris – Philip HodginsHarry HootonBarry HumphriesRex IngamellsClive JamesKate JenningsMartin JohnstonEvan JonesKamilaroi peopleNancy KeesingHenry Kendall – John Kinsella – Andy Kissane – Peter Kocan – C. J. Koch – Grandfather Koori – Martin Langford – Eve Langley – Andrew Lansdown – Louis Lavater – Anthony Lawrence – Henry Lawson – Joyce Lee – Geoffrey Lehmann – Francis Letters – Jack Lindsay – Kate Llewellyn – Robert Lowe – Frederick Macartney – James McAuleyHugh McCrae – Ronald McCuiag – Nan McDonaldRoger McDonaldJack McGuire – Gordon Mackay-Warna – Dorothea Mackellar – Kenneth Mackenzie – Rhyll McMaster – Francis MacNamara (Frank the Poet) – David Mc Nicoll – Jennifer MaidenDavid MaloufJohn ManifoldFrederic ManningDavid Martin (Ludwig Detsinyi) – Philip Martin – Ray Mathew – Furnly Maurice (Frank Wilmot) – Harley Matthews – Philip Mead – Louisa Meredith – Miidhu – Sam Mitchell – E. G. Moll – Linda Molony – Rod Moran – Ian MudieLes Murray – E. G. Murphy ('Dryblower') – T. H. Naisby – Smiler Narautjarri – Narranyeri people – John Shaw Neilson – Oodgeroo Noonuccal – Nunggubuyu people – Mark O'ConnorBernard O'Dowd – E. J. Overbury – Jan OwenGeoff Page – Vance Palmer – Pambardu – Charmaine Papertalk-Green – A. B. ('Banjo') Paterson – Grace Perry – J. A. Phelp – John Philip – Hal PorterPeter PorterCraig Powell – Pudjipangu – Jennifer Rankin – Vicki Raymond – Alan RiddellElizabeth Riddell – Nigel Roberts – Roland RobinsonJudith Rodriguez – Eric Rolls – David Rowbotham – John Rowland – Gig Ryan -Philip SalomAndrew SantJohn A. ScottMargaret Scott – W. N. Scott – Thomas Shapcott – Jemal Sharah – Michael SharkeyCharles Shaw – Dunstan Shaw – Graig Sherborne – R. A. SimpsonPeter SkrzyneckiKenneth SlessorVivian Smith – Edith Speers – Peter SteeleJames Brunton StephensDouglas StewartHarold StewartBilly Marshall StonekingRandolph Stow – Maurice Strandgard – Jennifer Strauss – Norman Talbot – Andrew Taylor – Charles R. Thatcher – Colin Thiele – Richard Tipping – Tjinapirrgarri – John Tranter – W. J. Turner – David Unaipon – Rod Usher – Brian Vrepont (B. A. Trubridge) – Robert Walker – Chris Wallace-CrabbeFrancis Webb – Richard Whately – B. R. Whiting – Lauren Williams – Amy Witting – Wolaroi people – Wonguri-Mandjigai people – Sam Woolagoodjah – Judith WrightFay Zwicky

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