Shortlist year: 
2016
Shortlist category: 
Poetry
Published by: 
Black Inc.

About the book

Waiting for the Past

The new volume of poems by Les Murray AO—his first in five years—continues his use of molten language. From 'The Black Beaches' to 'Radiant Pleats, Mulgoa', from 'High Speed Trap Space' to '1960 Brought the Electric', this is verse that renews and transforms our sense of the world. In the words of Clive James: “No poet has ever travelled like this, whether in reality or simply in mind. Seeing the shape or hearing the sound of one thing in another, he finds forms.”