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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Notebook Page —

page 037

Text:
[ Right, NZ stamp 2 penny (2d) bifurcated into LEFT and RIGHT halves by vertical green ink line; purple lower left half shows half the Royal Family, Queen Mother and young Princess (Margaret?), green right half shows remainder of Royal Family, King George V and Princess Elizabeth (assumed), with the banner overhead reading IN PEACE, LONG MAY THEY REIGN ] [ Pale blue ink: ]
that, when viewed / through spectacles / containing one / [bluish-green ink: ] bluish green [end ink] lens / and one [ red ink: ] red [ end ink ] lens, presents a / three-dimensional image — / that is, an image consisting of / [strip of red ladybird endpapers ] / two superimposed and / [strip of red ladybird endpapers ] / diffently-coloured views / of the same scene. / / In response I took the / [strip of red ladybird endpapers ] / first word or two, and also the / last word or two, of each line / from John Ashbery’s poem, and /

Commentary:
I have always been interested in three-dimensional images, especially those offered by black-and-white comics. And as for three-dimensional photographs… what magic!

Links: Cover: Cover Front Inner, Cover: Cover Front,
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 Cover: Cover Rear Inner, Cover: Cover Rear.

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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