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Reading Poetry: Les Murray & Jane Hirshfield

Mildura Writers Festival

Event Date: 21 July 2018
Author / Presenters: Les Murray & Jane Hirshfield

Reading Poetry: Les Murray & Jane Hirshfield read and discuss their poetry

Les Murray
Les Murray is the Mildura Writers Festival patron and Australia's most celebrated poet internationally. His work has been published in seventeen languages and has garnered numerous awards, including the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, the Petrarch prize, the Mondello Prize, and the Christopher Brennan Award. In 1999, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities

Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield’s most recent book of poetry (her eighth) is The Beauty (Knopf and Bloodaxe, 2015), long-listed for the National Book Award. Her second collection of essays, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World (Knopf, 2015), received the Northern California Book Award. She is also the editor and co-translator of four books presenting the work of world poets from the past. Previous honours include The Poetry Center Book Award, the California Book Award, the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller foundations, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hirshfield’s work appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, The Guardian, Poetry, and eight editions of The Best American Poetry.

Saturday, 21 July 2018
Brian Grogan Theatre
La Trobe University
471 Benetook Avenue
Mildura VIC

$15.00 per session
$75.00 day package (includes lunch)
Students FREE

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