New Oxford Book of Australian Verse

New Oxford Book of Australian Verse  
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


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Australian literature — Introduction       the body of literatures, both oral and written, produced in Australia.       Perhaps more so than in other countries, the literature of Australia characteristically expresses collective values. Even when the literature deals… …   Universalium

  • New Zealand literature — Introduction       the body of literatures, both oral and written, produced in New Zealand. Maori narrative: the oral tradition       Like all Polynesian peoples, the Maori, who began to occupy the islands now called New Zealand about 1,000 years …   Universalium

  • Australian performance poetry — is not a recent phenomenon in English speaking Australia. It would not be beyond credibility to identify Henry Lawson as Australia s first professional performance poet, but there had been many performance poets in Australia prior to Lawson (real …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Mormon — This article is about the religious book. For the Broadway musical, see The Book of Mormon (musical). For other uses, see Book of Mormon (disambiguation). Part of a series on …   Wikipedia

  • Verse novel — A verse novel is a type of narrative poetry in which a novel length narrative is told through the medium of poetry rather than prose. Either simple or complex stanzaic verse forms may be used, but there will usually be a large cast, multiple… …   Wikipedia

  • Cults and new religious movements in literature and popular culture — New religious movements and cults can appear as themes or subjects in literature and popular culture, while notable representatives of such groups have produced, for their own part, a large body of literary works. Contents 1 Terminology 2… …   Wikipedia

  • University of Oxford — Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 1°15′12″W / 51.7611°N 1.2534°W / 51.7611; 1.2534 …   Wikipedia

  • Murray, Les — ▪ Australian author in full  Leslie Allan Murray  born Oct. 17, 1938, Nabiac, N.S.W., Australia       Australian poet and essayist who in such meditative, lyrical poems as “Noonday Axeman” and “Sydney and the Bush” captured Australia s psychic… …   Universalium

  • Les Murray (poet) — Infobox Person name = Les Murray image size = 75px caption = Les Murray, cropped from a group photo, 2004 birth name = birth date = 17 October 1938 (aged 69) birth place = Nabiac, New South Wales death date = death place = death cause = residence …   Wikipedia

  • 1991 in poetry — yearbox2 in?=in poetry in2?=in literature cp=19th century c=20th century cf=21st century yp1=1988 yp2=1989 yp3=1990 year=1991 ya1=1992 ya2=1993 ya3=1994 dp3=1960s dp2=1970s dp1=1980s d=1990s da=0 dn1=2000s dn2=2010s dn3=2020s|Events* Forward… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.