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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Notebook Page —

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[ Right: NZ stamp, 30 cents, picture of a Harlequin Gecko on a green branch ][ dark blue ink: ] the award of the / degree was highly / commended by / both markers, / one Australian and one British. / / [Pale blue ink: ] Later most of those / poems made up my 2010 book / Starlight: 150 Poems. Most? / I took out over a dozen short / poems and some poems about / movies, and added some / different poems about movies, and another 56 (fifty-six) / poems (versions of poems by Charles Baudelaire) which were written / over a period of a month / (September 2009) while I /

Commentary:
What a transformation: my time at the Civitella Ranieri was a transforming time for me: 56 new poems, and a whole family of friends. My god: what a time! And I have David Lehman to thank for that! Thanks, David. And here are some photos of that magical time in 2009: http://johntranter.com/photos-by/index-umbria.html

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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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