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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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[ three color photos: top left, center right, bottom left. Top left: photo of John Newton pouring champagne and Selina Marsh with glass full smiling, photo titled ‘i-john-selina-champagne.jpg’ Center right: photo of gathered crowd (with a tall Philip Mead in the center) titled ‘k-even-more-champagne.jpg’, Bottom left: photo of L to R: Sam Moginie, Ann Vickery, Andy Carruthers and Toby Fitch, drinking champagne, titled ‘l-more-champagne-2.jpg’ ] [ pale blue ink: ]
At five pm. we all / gathered at the / starting point at the / North End of the Bay / and sipped a / celebratory champagne, / thoughtfully / provided by the / organisers. / Interesting to note / that young people dressed / up; old people / dressed down. / The crowd of us — /

Commentary:
Does champagne go with academics, or with poets? An interesting question, given that an Australian critic recently noted that this is the first generation of Australian poets who (almost all) are studying for academic degrees. Where does Theory fit into this? Academics are expected to know (and to show in their writing that they know) the work of all the latest ‘important’ theorists; poets are not. Does practice (and thus poetry) come first, and theory follow dutifully behind, trying to make sense of the practice?

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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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