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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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Text:
I took part in the ten-person / reading of poetry at Auckland’s / Old Government House, a sedate / and spacious venue in a park / across the road from my hotel, / in the University grounds. / [ color photo, right: a lovely seeing-eye dog belonging to poet Michele Leggott, whose sandal-clad foot (blue nail polish) can be seen at the upper left ] The readers were / Rachel Blau DuPlessis, / Pam Brown, Dinah / Hawken, David / Howard, Jill Jones, / Cilla McQueen, Jack Ross, Susan Schultz, / Axel Smith, Robert Sullivan and myself. / The MC was the capable / and enthusiastic Michele Leggott. Her / amiable Golden Retriever guide dog / Olive seemed unimpressed by the

Commentary:
The devotion to the Art of Memory on the part of Michele Leggott was astonishing, to one devoted to Dame Frances Yates’s book The Art of Memory. This, her iPhone and a good memory saved her bacon many times. Congratulations. A practical use for Yates’s more abstruse ramblings. And how far we have come from the days of the old Government House.

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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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