The Full Dress
The Full Dress is a collection of over a hundred poems and extracts chosen by Les Murray from previous volumes and presented 'in conversation' with artworks from the National Gallery of Australia. The combination of words and high quality colour prints makes the book an especially useful resource for teachers. The distributor is Thames and Hudson.
Most of the poems featured in this site's Showcase of shorter poems are also included in The Full Dress. There are particularly fine entries for: The Mowed Hollow, coupled with "Interior in Yellow" by Grace Crossington Smith; Flowering Eucalypt in Autumn coupled with an Indian wall hanging from the Moghul dynasty; and Late Summer Fires coupled with "Burnt Landscape No. 2" by Fred Williams.