Waiting for the Past by Les Murray

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May 2015, no. 371
Stephen Edgar reviews 'Waiting for the Past' by Les Murray

Waiting for the Past

by Les Murray

Black Inc., $24.99 hb, 81 pp, 9781863957137

Waiting for the Past by Les Murray

Reviewed by
May 2015, no. 371

My first reaction on picking up Les Murray’s new collection, Waiting for the Past, was to note how handsomely produced it is, in hardback – a rare privilege for any book of poetry these days. The jacket image, a drawing of the portico of a stately house, in sepia tones, will be taken up later in one of the poems. A photograph of the author, also washed in sepia, occupies the back cover. Sepia is a virtual synonym for the past, and the intimations of lost time suggested by it, and by the title, are borne out in at least one strand of the book’s concerns.

Stephen Edgar reviews 'Waiting for the Past' by Les Murray

Waiting for the Past

by Les Murray

Black Inc., $24.99 hb, 81 pp, 9781863957137

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