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A wonderful new collection by a wizard of contemporary poetry

Everything widens with distance, in this perspective.
The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinity
and dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share.
Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beans
then rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortened
into a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadow
for the great bald radiance never seen in dreams.
-from "Aurora Prone"

In July 1996, the Australian press reported that after three weeks in a coma, the country's greatest poet, Les Murray, was again "conscious and verbal." Shortly thereafter, Murray resumed his work in words, and over the next four years he wrote these sixty-five poems, which, in their different ways, literally or sensually, replay that dreamy announcement of the perpetually waking world. Conscious and Verbal is one of the legendary poet's richest, fullest, and most imaginative books to date.

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A wonderful new collection by a wizard of contemporary poetry"Everything widens with distance, in this perspective."The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinity"and dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share."Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beans"then rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortened"into a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadow"for the great bald radiance never seen in dreams. -from "Aurora Prone"In July 1996, the Australian press reported that after three weeks in a coma, the country's greatest poet, Les Murray, was again "conscious and verbal." Shortly thereafter, Murray resumed his work in words, and over the next four years he wrote these sixty-five poems, which, in their different ways, literally or sensually, replay that dreamy announcement of the perpetually waking world. "Conscious and Verbal is one of the legendary poet's richest, fullest, and most imaginative books to date.

Synopsis:

A wonderful new collection by a wizard of contemporary poetry

Everything widens with distance, in this perspective.

The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinity

and dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share.

Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beans

then rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortened

into a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadow

for the great bald radiance never seen in dreams.

-from "Aurora Prone"

In July 1996, the Australian press reported that after three weeks in a coma, the country's greatest poet, Les Murray, was again "conscious and verbal." Shortly thereafter, Murray resumed his work in words, and over the next four years he wrote these sixty-five poems, which, in their different ways, literally or sensually, replay that dreamy announcement of the perpetually waking world. Conscious and Verbal is one of the legendary poet's richest, fullest, and most imaginative books to date.

About the Author

Les Murray is the author of eight books, including the novel in verse, Fredy Neptune (FSG, 1999) and Learning Human: New and Selected Poems (FSG, 2000). He lives on a farm on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374128821
Subtitle:
Poems
Author:
Murray, Les A.
Author:
Murray, Les A.
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Australian & Oceanian
Subject:
Single Author - Other
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
RN-0279
Publication Date:
20011013
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.52 x 5.98 x 0.64 in

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"Synopsis" by , A wonderful new collection by a wizard of contemporary poetry"Everything widens with distance, in this perspective."The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinity"and dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share."Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beans"then rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortened"into a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadow"for the great bald radiance never seen in dreams. -from "Aurora Prone"In July 1996, the Australian press reported that after three weeks in a coma, the country's greatest poet, Les Murray, was again "conscious and verbal." Shortly thereafter, Murray resumed his work in words, and over the next four years he wrote these sixty-five poems, which, in their different ways, literally or sensually, replay that dreamy announcement of the perpetually waking world. "Conscious and Verbal is one of the legendary poet's richest, fullest, and most imaginative books to date.
"Synopsis" by ,
A wonderful new collection by a wizard of contemporary poetry

Everything widens with distance, in this perspective.

The dog's paws, trotting, rotate his end of infinity

and dam water feels a shiver few willow drapes share.

Bright leaks through their wigwam re-purple the skinny beans

then rapidly the light tops treetops and is shortened

into a day. Everywhere stands pat beside its shadow

for the great bald radiance never seen in dreams.

-from "Aurora Prone"

In July 1996, the Australian press reported that after three weeks in a coma, the country's greatest poet, Les Murray, was again "conscious and verbal." Shortly thereafter, Murray resumed his work in words, and over the next four years he wrote these sixty-five poems, which, in their different ways, literally or sensually, replay that dreamy announcement of the perpetually waking world. Conscious and Verbal is one of the legendary poet's richest, fullest, and most imaginative books to date.

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