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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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Text:
[ Right, New Zealand stamp, 3d, CENTENARY OF RAILWAYS, 1863-1963, dark blue border ] [ centre left colour photo of Hazel Smith and Brian Flaherty holding a white teacup each, with legend in black: ‘hazel-smith-brian-flaherty.jpg’ ] [ black ink: ] ‘Constructed out of / collaborative, in- / determinate and / remix processes, the layers and / juxtapositions of disparate / media hint at a narrative / trajectory ( [ perhaps better to use a dash here — rather than an opening parenthesis ] a sleeping man, / an evening in a / hotel room, and a / journey across vast / & challenging spaces. / But the incipient / narrative constantly breaks down / into disordered memories of violence / and repression, undefined threats, / splintered subjectivities, / glitches and raw data.’ /

Commentary:
‘Constantly breaks down’ — oh dear. And the sleeping man is good… hang on — didn’t Warhol do something like this? [Way back when…]

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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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