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The Daylight Moon: A Portrait of the Poet Les Murray (1991)


Les Murray’s readings of his poetry are synchronised with his autobiographical reflections spoken to camera on the family farm near Taree in northern NSW and in Sydney locations.

Curator’s notes

Les Murray is our most famous living poet. This reflection of his life and work makes creative use of locations and the family farm to accompany the poet’s readings. Family photographs and staged segments accompany the autobiography. The Daylight Moon (1987) is the title of one of more than 30 published collections of Murray’s poetry.

Don Featherstone has recorded the lives and work of many other notable Australian artists, including painters (Arthur Boyd: Figures in the Landscape, 1985), writers (Beautiful Lies: A Film About Peter Carey, 1986), playwrights (Tall Tales but True: David Williamson – playwright, 1994) and composers (Dance of Nature: The Music of Ross Edwards, 1995).