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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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Text:
[ right: ten cent New Zealand Stamp, silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II, pale grey New Zealand coat of arms to the left ] [ purple ink: ]
definition to be / forever repeated / down the ages. / A locus is a place / easily grasped by the memory, / such as a house, an inter columnar / space, a corner, an arch, or the / like. Images are forms, marks / or simulacra (formae, notae, / simulacra) of what we wish / To remember. For instance if we / with to recall the genus of a horse, / of lion, of an eagle, we must / place their images on definite / loci. / / [ black ink: ] 12:00 Noon Catered Picnic Lunch [three NZ stamps horizontally in line, lain sideways: 20 cent (citrus fruit), 40 cent (apples); 30 cents (nectarines). ] /

Commentary:
The basic ways to use the Art of Memory are still applicable today; see http://www.lynnekelly.com.au/memory-experiments/.

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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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