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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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[ Left, one penny New Zealand stamp, red and white, bearing the legend UNIVERSAL POSTAGE ] [ centre right colour photo of Rachel Blau DuPlessis, John Adam, Robert DuPlessis, Susan Schultz, titled in black ‘rachel-john-adam-bob-susan.jpg’, with the word ‘susan’ circled in yellow ink, linked to the image of Susan Schultz also likewise circled) ] [ purple ink: ] Thursday 29 March 2012 / 11:00-12:00 session 2 / Landing the Alien Craft / Chair: John Newton / [black ink: ] Susan (circled in yellow ink) Schultz / Jainie Gusman / Evan Nagle: of / Being Numerous 2012 [ black ink underline ] [ pale blue ink: ] Susan: ‘We will make a video in / which we ask 40 local people (in / Hawai’i) of various ages and occ- / upations, to recite back sections of / George Oppen’s Of Being Numerous, / and then to comment on what they / remembered and why. Each / person will hear one section of / /

Commentary: US poet George Oppen (1908-1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets. He enjoyed a wealthy upbringing, but abandoned poetry in the 1930s for political activism and later moved to Mexico to avoid the attentions of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He returned to poetry — and to the United States — in 1958, and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1969. [ From Wikipedia ] [ Photo December 1980 Berkeley, CA (Photo by Richard Friedman) ]. I like Susan’s optimism. Photo of George Oppen: The photo is by Richard Friedman, taken in Berkeley CA in 1981 and published in the Spring 1981 issue of Paideuma magazine (http://paideuma.wordpress.com/2009/12/14/paideuma-10-1/). The rights for use were donated to the San Francisco Poetry Center for their use. All the photographer asks in return is a proper citation. http://rchrd.com/photo/
(See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_Oppen.jpg)

U.S. Poet the late George Oppen: photo by Richard Friedman, Berkeley CA 1981.

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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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