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y separately published work icon Conscious and Verbal selected work   poetry  
  • Author:agent Les Murray http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/murray-les
Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Conscious and Verbal
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Notes

  • The title of this volume is derived from a press release following Murray's sudden illness and three week coma in 1996. A medical announcement from the John Hunter Hospital announced 'Mr Murray is conscious and verbal'.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Potts Point, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:Duffy and Snellgrove , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Amanda's Paintingi"In the painting, I'm seated in a shield,", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 1)
One Kneeling, One Looking Downi"Half-buried timbers chained corduroy", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 2-3)
Bottles in the Bombed Cityi"They gave the city a stroke. Its memories", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 4)
The Margin of Differencei"One and one make two", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 5)
The Ambienti"As the woman leaves the nursery, driving into early dark,", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 6)
Note: With title The Early Dark
A Reticencei"After a silver summer", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 7)
Travels with John Hunteri"We who travel between worlds", Les Murray , single work poetry biography (p. 8-10)
Drought Dust on the Crockeryi"Things were not better", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 11)
The Harleysi"Blats booted to blatant", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Lunar Lakei"The moon's riddled Earth day", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 13)
Aurora Pronei"The lemon sunlight poured out far between things", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 14)
Best Westerni"The calm couple have no objection", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 15)
The Instrumenti"Who reads poetry? Not our intellectuals:", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Our One Week in Grand Luxei"After Victoria, the Channel", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Spital Toweri"A cloister below", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 20-21)
The Nines Rodd Island Weddingi"On your wedding day, women were seated", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 22)
Music to Me is Like Daysi"Once played to attentive faces", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
Coolongolook Timber Milli"Down a road padlocked now", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Incunabulari"Tom Fisher was my Grail King:", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 27-28)
A Deployment of Fashioni"In Australia, a lone woman", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 29-30)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Damaged Edens Rodney Pybus , single work review
— Review of Black Water : Approaching Zukofsky Robert Adamson , 1999 selected work poetry ; Wicked Heat Kevin Hart , 1999 selected work poetry ; Empty Texas Peter Minter , 1999 selected work poetry ; Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry
Fiction and Poetry Emily Nussbaum , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 6 January vol. 107 no. 1 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry
The Wizard of Oz Stephen Matthews , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 25 August no. 5082 2000; (p. 25)

— Review of Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry
Poetic Devices Gig Ryan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 April 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of Empty Texas Peter Minter , 1999 selected work poetry ; Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry ; Mines Jennifer Maiden , 1999 selected work poetry
Now for the Hills Stephen Burt , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 16 March vol. 22 no. 6 2000; (p. 28-30)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray , 1998 single work novel ; Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems Les Murray , 1998 selected work poetry
Now for the Hills Stephen Burt , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 16 March vol. 22 no. 6 2000; (p. 28-30)

— Review of Fredy Neptune Les Murray , 1998 single work novel ; Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems Les Murray , 1998 selected work poetry
Poetic Devices Gig Ryan , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 1 April 2000; (p. 7)

— Review of Empty Texas Peter Minter , 1999 selected work poetry ; Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry ; Mines Jennifer Maiden , 1999 selected work poetry
Conscious and Verbal Geoff Page , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 October 1999; (p. 21)

— Review of Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry
'Black Dog' of Depression Ivor Indyk , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 216 1999; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry
Redneck Bites Black Dog David McCooey , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , November vol. 4 no. 10 1999; (p. 7-9,26)

— Review of Conscious and Verbal Les Murray , 1999 selected work poetry ; The Quality of Sprawl : Thoughts about Australia Les Murray , 1999 selected work prose autobiography criticism essay ; Les Murray : A Life in Progress Peter F. Alexander , 2000 single work biography
Poet in the Afterlife Still Conscious and Verbal Philip O'Brien , 2000 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 27 February 2000; (p. 20)
Words to Conjure With : Poetry Gig Ryan , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2000; (p. 7)
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