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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Notebook Page —

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much better, and dealt only / in fragments: indeed their / subject is cultural fracture / in every area of life. [ blue ink: ] Zipping on past Zukofsky’s / A [ in a black ink box, black ink underneath says which avoids narrative ] of Kenneth Koch’s Ko, or / a Season on / Earth, and / The Duplications, which / revel in mad narrative / excess; Frank O’Hara’s non- / narrative Seventh Avenue, / Ashbery’s / [ black ink box: double photo of John Ashbery, titled in red ink: John Ashbery, / double portrait, / New York City / 1985, photo / John Tranter ] / discursive essay / ‘Clepsydra’, and / his even more / discursive /

Commentary:
Kenneth Koch, whom I was luck enough to know, was a wonderful poet and one of the most combative and one of the funniest men in America. You can hear my long Interview with him here. John Ashbery is one of the greatest poets alive. You can read my Introduction to his work here, my review of his book Chinese Whispers here, and you can find my two interviews with him in Jacket magazine at here and here.

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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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