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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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Text:
[ Color photo of L to R: Lucas Klein, Pam Brown (’s back), Rachel Blau DuPlessis rising from chair, Hilary Chung in background ] [ black ink: ]
Lucas Klein: / Ideogrammatic Methods: / The space of writing and / Tradition in Contemporary / Chinese Long Poetry / [ centre of page: large stylised red paper cut-out appliqué figure of man running R to L along beach with the word poems as part of the drawing, written on the sand like ‘the longest poem in the world’. ] [below image, in green ink: ]
‘…I will look at the ways in which / Yang Lian’s poem Yi… and Xi Chuan’s 30 / Historical Reflections read the Chinese / past through a Pound-inspired poetics…’

Commentary:
Quite an ambitious project. I know Yang Lian quite well: a tall, flowing-haired Chinese male from the West of China (like Li Bai), resident in Auckland for some years with his wife Yo-yo, then in Sydney, Australia, then in London (where my wife Lyn and I had dinner with them at a Chinese restaurant) and in Europe. Xi Chuan I do not know. And Pound? This should be an interesting talk.

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These are scans of pages of a Tapa Notebook, filled out by Australian poet John Tranter for the University of Auckland Library. It recounts his experiences in Auckland in March 2012 at the University’s symposium ‘Short Takes on Long Poems’. John has published an internet journal with similar material. This Notebook has the advantage of handwriting, doodles, decoupage and lots of colourful New Zealand stamps. Copyright Notice: Please respect the fact that all the material on this site is copyright © and the individual authors 2012 to 2016 et seq. It is made available here without charge for personal study and enjoyment by individuals only. It may not be stored, displayed, published, reproduced, or used for any other purpose.

 

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