How autism shaped the poetry of Les Murray

Les Murray said his autism shaped his poetry; Amanda Tink reveals how Murray's later poems offer insights into his creative process.

An autistic author recently tweeted:

I filled out an autism quotient questionnaire for my upcoming assessment and one of the questions was about if I am fascinated by dates and I said no BUT now I want to go to the supermarket and buy some dates and see how fascinating they really are.

Reading this, I decided that a personal reevaluation of dates was definitely in order, despite our previous incompatibilities.

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