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y Waiting for the Past selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Les Murray's new volume of poems – his first in five years – continues his use of molten language. From 'The Black Beaches' to 'Radiant Pleats, Mulgoa', from 'High Speed Trap Space' to 'The Electric, 1960', this is verse that renews and transforms our sense of the world.

''No poet has ever travelled like this, whether in reality or simply in mind … Seeing the shape or hearing the sound of one thing in another, he finds forms'—Clive James, The Monthly'

' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the glory of God
  • Other formats: Also large print; online resource

Contents

* Contents derived from the Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Black Beachesi"Yellow rimming the ocean", Les Murray , 2014 single work poetry
Inspecting the Rivermouthi"Drove up to Hahndorf:", Les Murray , 2010 single work poetry
The Canonisationi"Mary MacKillop, born 1842", Les Murray , 2015 single work poetry
High Risei"Fawn high rise of Beijing", Les Murray , 2015 single work poetry
Nuclear Family Beesi"Little native-bee hives", Les Murray , 2015 single work poetry
When Two Percent Were Studentsi"Gorgeous expansion of life", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
I Wrote a Little Haikui"I wrote a little haiku", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
Dynamic Resti"Six little terns", Les Murray , 2015 single work poetry
West Coast Townshipi"Cervantes. This one-strum pueblo", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
Money and the Flying Horsesi"Intriguing, the oaten seethe", Les Murray , 2014 single work poetry
Sun Taikoi"Across the river", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
Persistence of the Reformationi"Seen from this high cutting", Les Murray , 2012 single work poetry
Child Logici"The smallest girl", Les Murray , 2012 single work poetry
Floodtime Night Shelteri"No mattress for the last levee shoveller,", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
Powder of Lighti"Hunched in the farm ute", Les Murray , 2011 single work poetry
The Backroad Collectionsi"Verandah shops", Les Murray , 2015 single work poetry
Tap Dogs' Musici"Ponderous cauldrons", Les Murray , 2014 single work poetry
English as a Second Languagei"A coffee cart was travelling down the mountain", Les Murray , 2012 single work poetry
High Speed Trap Spacei"Speeding home from town", Les Murray , 2015 single work poetry
Diabeticai"A man coughs like a box", Les Murray , 2012 single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2015 .
      6932011730400154033.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 112p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2015
      ISBN: 9781863957137

Works about this Work

Dancing on Centre Stage A.J. Carruthers , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 250-259)

— Review of Cocky's Joy Michael Farrell 2015 selected work poetry ; Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Contemporary Masters Martin Langford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 177-182)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry ; Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry ; Indirect Objects Louis Armand 2014 selected work poetry
Les Memorables Bob Ellis , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 4 April 2015;
Les Murray and the Purpose of Poetry Clive James , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 59 no. 6 2015; (p. 64-67)
'Still alive when Les Murray was a young poet, Kenneth Slessor called him to a meeting, and passed on the torch. As far as I know, Murray has never recorded this moment in print, but I once heard him refer to it. He was rightly proud, because Slessor, in those days, was the Australian poet who filled our sky. Today Murray fills the sky not just in his homeland but in all the world. His achievement has been magisterial, and needs no further proving. If he adds more poems now, it can only be because he loves what he does.' (Publication abstract)
Les Murray Jason Steger (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24-25)
Widespeak Lisa Gorton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Lexical Lightning Jaya Savige , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Review : Waiting for the Past DL , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 4 April 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Vintage Murray Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 June 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Les in Sepia : Les Murray and the Erotics of Language Stephen Edgar , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Les Murray : Waiting for the Past Martin Duwell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Waiting for the Past by Les Murray Review – Matter-of-fact Extravagance Sean O'Brien , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 November 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
A Poetic Champion Composes A. P. Riemer , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 March 2014; (p. 30-31) The Sunday Age , 29 March 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
A Poetic Champion Composes A. P. Riemer , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 March 2014; (p. 30-31) The Sunday Age , 29 March 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Widespeak Lisa Gorton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , May 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Lexical Lightning Jaya Savige , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 May 2015; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Review : Waiting for the Past DL , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 4 April 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Vintage Murray Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 June 2015; (p. 18)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Les in Sepia : Les Murray and the Erotics of Language Stephen Edgar , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 34-35)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Les Murray : Waiting for the Past Martin Duwell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Waiting for the Past by Les Murray Review – Matter-of-fact Extravagance Sean O'Brien , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 November 2015;

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Dancing on Centre Stage A.J. Carruthers , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 2 2016; (p. 250-259)

— Review of Cocky's Joy Michael Farrell 2015 selected work poetry ; Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry
Contemporary Masters Martin Langford , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 177-182)

— Review of Waiting for the Past Les Murray 2015 selected work poetry ; Terra Bravura Meredith Wattison 2014 selected work poetry ; Indirect Objects Louis Armand 2014 selected work poetry
Les Memorables Bob Ellis , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 4 April 2015;
Les Murray and the Purpose of Poetry Clive James , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , June vol. 59 no. 6 2015; (p. 64-67)
'Still alive when Les Murray was a young poet, Kenneth Slessor called him to a meeting, and passed on the torch. As far as I know, Murray has never recorded this moment in print, but I once heard him refer to it. He was rightly proud, because Slessor, in those days, was the Australian poet who filled our sky. Today Murray fills the sky not just in his homeland but in all the world. His achievement has been magisterial, and needs no further proving. If he adds more poems now, it can only be because he loves what he does.' (Publication abstract)
Les Murray Jason Steger (interviewer), 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 October 2015; (p. 24-25)
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