Les Murray – IPNHK 2015

Les MURRAY 
Les Murray 萊斯•馬雷

(1938-)AUSTRALIA 澳洲

Les Murray, born October 1938, is a prominent Australian poet who has published 16 poetry collections since 1965. He lives on a small former farm at Bunyah, the rural district in which he grew up. Some of his collections have been published in translation, notably in German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Italian, Slovenian, Macedonia and Spanish, and he has won notable prizes in several of the listed languages. Prominent prizes in English that have come his way home have included the Petrarch Prize, the T.S. Eliot Prize, Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the Mondello Prize in Italy. Conflict is a diminishing theme in his writing, and plays a lesser role now than in earlier years, being set aside very largely by subjects of rural life and the Lord. He has tended to resist urgings to concentrate on urban subjects.


萊斯‧馬雷,著名澳洲詩人,1938年10月生於澳洲,1965年開始發表詩歌,至今出版超過16本詩集。他居住在新南威爾士州本雅鄉的農場,即是他出生的地方。馬雷的詩曾被翻譯成德文、荷蘭文、丹麥文、挪威文、瑞典文、法文、意大利文、斯洛文尼亞文、馬其頓文和西班牙文等,在世界各地出版,並贏得許多國際詩歌獎,包括「格蕾絲利文詩歌獎」、「皮特拉克詩歌獎」、「英國皇后詩歌金章」、「T.S.艾略特詩歌獎」、「意大利蒙德約國際詩歌獎」等。在馬雷的作品中,衝突的主題多出現於早年他在城市時寫的詩,回歸鄉野後,他嘗試抵抗都市題材的誘惑。