Conscious and Verbal

by Les Murray

ISBN 1 875989 53 6


Published August 1999


Conscious and Verbal is Les Murray's first collection of new poems since the TS Eliot award winning Subhuman Redneck Poems.

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'.

Les Murray won the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1999.

Collected Poems 1961-2002 is Murray's newest book published in August 2002. Murray's Freddy Neptune and Poems the Size of Photographs are also available from Duffy and Snellgrove.



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