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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Notebook Page —

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[Dark blue ink: ] Extensive notes to all the / poems in Starlight: 150 Poems / are available on John Tranter’s / Internet home page. [ two red ink horizontal lines ] [pale blue ink: ] My long poem ‘The Anaglyph’ / initially resulted from a / commission from a Toronto / magazine The Modern Review / to write an essay of any type on / John Ashbery’s 1967 long poem / ‘Clepsydra’. A clepsydra is / a water-driven clock, invented / in Ancient Greece. An anaglyph / is a drawn or photographic / image, usually printed in [ red: ] red [ pale blue: ] and [ bluish green ink:] bluish green ink, /

Commentary:
Let’s not go on about Toronto or about the oft-used title The Modern Review. Wikipedia says that ‘Modern Review was the name of a monthly magazine published in Calcutta since 1907.’ It also says ‘Modern Review was a 20th-century London-based magazine reviewing popular arts and culture, founded by writers Julie Burchill and Cosmo Landesman, then married, and Toby Young, who became the editor. All three were members of the Groucho Club.’ And it also says : ‘The Modern Review is a magazine based in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada that styles itself a North American literary journal. The first issue, 58 pages thick, is dated September 2005. It is published quarterly by the Parsifal Press Literary Arts Association, a nonprofit organization.’

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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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