Tuesday, July 23, 2013

News at Eleven: Unfortunately I could only keep drawing or

attempt to transcribe, so I stuck to image making. [Les] Murray has a distinctive reading style, breathless and wheezy, rat-a-tat with emphases on rhymes if any and often finishing on a fade. His laugh is equally Murrayesque--a grunt-chortle as a punctuation, or a explosive laugh pitched at the ceiling.

Anna Heyward, maintaining superb sangfroid, inquired if Les was still writing on his typewriter rather than a word processor. Les replied that You want a messy page with corrections--so you can make it better.

from Crikey: The Pre-Nobel Poet: drawing Les Murray reading


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