y Translations from the Natural World selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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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)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Isabella Press , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Kimberley Briefi"With modern transport, everywhere you go", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 3-7)
Equinoctial Gales at Hawthornden Castle, Midlothiani"The tidal wind through Drummond's gorge", Les Murray , 1991 single work poetry (p. 8)
Ultima Ratioi"Like vapour, the titan's scheme is dissipated,", Friedrich Georg Junger , Les Murray , 1992 single work poetry (p. 9)
North Country Suitei"White, towering, polished as an urn,", Les Murray , 1991 single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Presence : Translations from the Natural World, Les Murray , 1992 sequence poetry (p. 13-54)
Note: Here the sequence appears without "Bats' Ultrasound".
Eagle Pairi"We shell down on the sleeping-branch. All night", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 15)
Layers of Pregnancyi"Under eagle worlds each fixed in place", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 16)
Strangler Figi"I glory centenially slow-", Les Murray , 1991 single work poetry (p. 17)
Insect Mating Flighti"Iridescent in accord, clear wings", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 18)
Two Dogsi"Enchantment creek underbank pollen, are the stiff scents he makes,", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 19)
Cockspur Bushi"I am lived. I am died.", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 20)
Lyre Birdi"Liar made of leaf-litter, quivering ribby in shim,", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 21)
Shoali"Eye-and-eye eye an eye", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 22)
Prehistory of Airi"Fish, in their every body", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 23)
The Godsi"There is no Reynard fox. Just foxes.", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 24)
Cattle Ancestori"Darrambawli and all his wives, they came feeding from the south east", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 25)
Mollusci"By its nobship sailing upside down,", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 26)
Cattle Egreti"Our sleep-slow compeers, red and dun,", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 27)
The Snake's Heat Organi"Earth after sun is slow burn", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 28)
Great Bolei"Needing to soil point", Les Murray , 1990 single work poetry (p. 29)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Australian Language Forest : Les Murray’s Translations from the Natural World Helen Lambert , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Colloquy : Text Theory Critique , June no. 19 2010;
Recasting Migration and Translation : Les Murray's Translations from the Natural World Monica Turci , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Paesaggi australiani / Australian Landscapes 2004; (p. 137-148)
Fullness of Being in Les Murray's `Presence: Translations from the Natural World' Bert Almon , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 123-126,128,130)
Translating the Word in the World of Poetry Geraldine O'Brien , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 1993; (p. 4)
Murray's Natural Talent Kevin Jackson , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 June 1993; (p. wkd 2)
`Ingenious' Book Wins a Banjo Ian Hicks , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 June 1993; (p. 6)
A Night Oodgeroo Would have Relished Sonya Voumard , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 1993; (p. 11)
Literary Award for Bligh's Language Louise Carbines , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 September 1993; (p. 6)
After Poetry (17) : A Quarterly Account of Recent Poetry : the Unknown Kevin Hart , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 131 1993; (p. 42-48)
Triple Launching of Mixed New Poetry Series Christopher Pollnitz , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 January 1993; (p. rev 4)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
Homage to Grass Lachlan Mackinnon , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 August no. 4716 1993; (p. 6)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry
Old Kids on a New Block John Foulcher , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 55 1993; (p. 68-72)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
"Embracing the Vernacular": An Interview with Les A. Murray Noel Peacock (interviewer), 1992 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 7 1992; (p. 28-40)
Trio Add Power to the Small Press Heather Cam , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 December 1992; (p. 48)

— Review of The Mask and the Jagged Star Jill Jones 1992 selected work poetry ; Sydney's Poems : A Selection on the Occasion of the City's One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 1842-1992 1992 anthology poetry ; Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry
Weaving Poems from the Natural World Kevin Hart , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 October 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
Starting Again Philip Hodgins , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 107 1992; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
A Poetic Vision that Embraces the Many-in-One Alan Gould , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 1992; (p. C8)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry
Trio Add Power to the Small Press Heather Cam , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 December 1992; (p. 48)

— Review of The Mask and the Jagged Star Jill Jones 1992 selected work poetry ; Sydney's Poems : A Selection on the Occasion of the City's One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 1842-1992 1992 anthology poetry ; Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry
Weaving Poems from the Natural World Kevin Hart , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 October 1992; (p. 9)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
Starting Again Philip Hodgins , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 107 1992; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
A Poetic Vision that Embraces the Many-in-One Alan Gould , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 1992; (p. C8)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry
Triple Launching of Mixed New Poetry Series Christopher Pollnitz , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 January 1993; (p. rev 4)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
Homage to Grass Lachlan Mackinnon , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 August no. 4716 1993; (p. 6)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry
Old Kids on a New Block John Foulcher , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 55 1993; (p. 68-72)

— Review of Translations from the Natural World Les Murray 1992 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould 1992 selected work poetry ; Standing with Friends Peter Kocan 1992 selected work poetry
Recasting Migration and Translation : Les Murray's Translations from the Natural World Monica Turci , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Paesaggi australiani / Australian Landscapes 2004; (p. 137-148)
Translating the Word in the World of Poetry Geraldine O'Brien , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 November 1993; (p. 4)
The Australian Language Forest : Les Murray’s Translations from the Natural World Helen Lambert , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Colloquy : Text Theory Critique , June no. 19 2010;
Murray's Natural Talent Kevin Jackson , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 June 1993; (p. wkd 2)
"Embracing the Vernacular": An Interview with Les A. Murray Noel Peacock (interviewer), 1992 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , June no. 7 1992; (p. 28-40)
`Ingenious' Book Wins a Banjo Ian Hicks , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 June 1993; (p. 6)
A Night Oodgeroo Would have Relished Sonya Voumard , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 1993; (p. 11)
Literary Award for Bligh's Language Louise Carbines , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 September 1993; (p. 6)
Fullness of Being in Les Murray's `Presence: Translations from the Natural World' Bert Almon , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 8 no. 2 1994; (p. 123-126,128,130)
After Poetry (17) : A Quarterly Account of Recent Poetry : the Unknown Kevin Hart , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 131 1993; (p. 42-48)
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