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Curly Verse : Selected Poems - Popular Penguins    - Michael Leunig

Curly Verse : Selected Poems - Popular Penguins


Published: 28th June 2010
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In this selection of poems covering the period 1972 to 2002. This beautifully elegant volume excludes the cartoon element, focusing on Leunig's brilliant texts, with all their absurdity, hilarity, poignancy and joyfulness. Michael Leunig pokes fun at human folly and pretentiousness, deplores the idiocy of war, and revels in the redeeming power of love.

Author Biography

Michael Leunig has been drawing and writing for Australian newspapers since 1965. He was born in Melbourne and now lives on a farm in north-eastern Victoria. His work has been widely published overseas, and has been adapted in Australia for television, theatre and radio. His many titles include The Penguin Leunig, The Travelling Leunig, Ramming the Shears, Everyday Devils and Angels, You and Me, Short Notes from the Long History of Happiness, Why Dogs Sniff Each Other's Tails, Goatperson and Other Tales, The Curly Pyjama Letters, The Stick, Poems, Strange Creature and The Lot.

Duck Study

How you will know
If a person,
Perhaps a politician, a policeman,
A partner or a priest,
Is corrupt:

You must study the duck.
You must play with the duck.
You must talk with the duck.
You must know the ways of the duck.
You must look deeply into the eyes of the duck.
Then, looking into the face of the person,
How will you know if that person is corrupt?
You will know.


ISBN: 9780143204756
ISBN-10: 0143204750
Series: Popular Penguins
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 28th June 2010
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.2  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.08