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[ page centre: large pale green seven-pointed appliqué star, over that large pale yellow seven-pointed appliqué star, over that a New Zealand stamp, one dollar, a kokato (a grey bird) on a berry-laden branch. Black ink: ] Hazel Smith: FILM OF SOUND [ this line all underlined in black ink ] / Hazel says: Film of Sound is a / semiotic surface, a skin of image / and text on a body of sound. / Through the interweaving of text, / sound and image (sometimes comp- / lementary, sometimes antithetical,) / the work ex- [ stamp ] plores a / number of [ stamp ] continua [ tions? ] / From the pre- [ stamp ] verbal to / the articulated, from the glimpse / to the gaze, from noise to music. / It also simultaneously projects / both rapidly transforming / affective intensities and / sustained emotional states. /

More up to the minute than Cilla McQueen: 1970s instead of 1950s. Is this an advance? I should say I prefer the movies of the 1950s to those of the 1970s; the architecture too. Or maybe my own personal decade of the 1970s was not that hot. Then again, both my kids were born in the 1970s, so it can’t be all bad.

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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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