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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Notebook Page

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[ red ink for the first portion of this page ] Thursday 29 March. 9.15 am Welcome. Venue — / Federation of University [ Women ] Suite, / Old Government House, Auckland / [blue line [ roundel ] blue line ] /
[ black ink ] 9:340 – 10:30 am Session 1. Wider, deeper, / further. Chair: Helen Sword. / [ Right: photo of the lovely Helen Sword and Bob DuPlessis on the Ferry, titled ‘helen-sword-bob.jpg’ ] [ Red ] Jacob Edmond: Long, / Wide, Deep, / Heavy. / [ Left: photo of Jacob Edmond, titled ‘j.edmond.jpg’ ] [black ] This presentation / took the form of / a visual and digital display / or graphing of measurements / and collations of long poems. Jacob / measured and compared poems according / to various dimensions including area, / weight, file size and hours, / minutes and seconds of recording. /

Commentary:
Why not? Yes, it makes a nonsense of most other ways of measuring poems, and so it should. I am not sure about the sexual innuendos, though.

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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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