Almanac Poetry: Les Murray – ‘Nocturne’

Sadly, Les Murray died yesterday. We featured this poem, ‘Nocturne’, in the early days of the Almanac site. It is one of John Harms’s favourite Les Murray poems.

The World Cup Alphabet – M is for…

M is for…
Dennis Gedling continues his alphabetical countdown to the World Cup with a look at some highlights associated with the letter M.

Vale Les Murray

Yes, in reality, how do you compete with a god? asks Dr Cruel in his tribute to Les Murray.

SBS Time to say goodbye to Soccer

Vaughan Menlove on how it might be time for SBS to say goodbye to soccer.

Les Murray – An Australian Treasure

Laszlo Urge. It’s a name that anyone who’s ever watched a World Cup or NSL match – not to mention the hundreds of ‘The World Game’ episodes – will undoubtedly know better as Les Murray. Ahead of tomorrow’s Almanac Podcast, we thought it fitting to mention the retirement of one of this country’s most underrated [Read more]