Subhuman Redneck Poems

Subhuman Redneck Poems


Winner of the 1996 T. S. Eliot Prize for the easiest publication of Poetry in English

Joseph Brodsky as soon as stated of Les Murray: "He is, without difficulty, the single by way of whom the language lives." In those darkly humorous and deeply observant Subhuman Redneck Poems, farmers, fathers, poverty-stricken pioneers, and folks blackened through the grist of sugar turbines are uncovered to the blazing noon sunlight of Murray's linguistic powers. Richly creative, tenderly distinctive, and fiercely sincere, those poems either shock and reveal the human in all of us.

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