The lyric and satirical muses have kept busy with Les Murray.
Subhuman Redneck Poems, awarded the 1996 T.S. Eliot Prize, Dog Fox Field (1991), Translations from the Natural World (1993) and Conscious and Verbal (1999) are added to his expanded and corrected volume, bringing the first 60 years of his life into memorable focus. 'It would be as myopic to regard Mr Murray as an Australian poet as to call Yeats an Irishman.
He is, quite simply, the one by whom the language lives', Joseph Brodsky said. And Derek Walcott: 'There is no poetry in the English language so rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures, and yet so intimate and conversational.'
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 600 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/02/2003
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781857546231