The Snake's Heat Organ single work   poetry   "Earth after sun is slow burn"
Alternative title: The Snake's Heat Organism
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1990 1990
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Paris Review no. 117 1990 Z606717 1990 periodical issue 1990 pg. 220
    Note: With title: The Snake's Heat Organism
  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 86 March 1991 Z606719 1991 periodical issue 1991 pg. 22
  • Appears in:
    y Translations from the Natural World Les Murray , Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 Z208589 1992 selected work poetry Translations from the Natural World, Les Murray's new collection of poems, is, like all his work, rich in inventiveness, perception, and a rare delight in the mimetic powers of language. Its centerpiece is 'Presence', a sequence of forty 'translations from the natural world' about a variety of natural settings and their amazing denizens. Lyre birds, honeycombs, sea lions, cuttlefish, and possums all act as spurs to Murray's protean talents for description and imitation. As Lachlan MacKinnon wrote in The Times Literary Supplement, 'These poems, a grand tour of the given, are a great hymn to the particularities in which God's creative generosity is expressed, and they will be widely enjoyed and admired. Their technical and linguistic largesse confirms . . . that Les Murray is one of the very finest poets in whom the English language is now at work.' (Libraries Australia) Paddington : Isabella Press , 1992 pg. 28
  • Appears in:
    y The Sydney Review no. 45 August 1992 Z606721 1992 newspaper issue 1992 pg. 10
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems Les Murray , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 Z422024 1994 selected work poetry Port Melbourne : Heinemann Australia , 1994 pg. 379
Alternative title: Das Grubenorgan der Schlange
First line of verse: "Erde nach Sonne ist Kleinbrand"
Language: German
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