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John Tranter’s 2012 Tapa Page —

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[ Top left: an old red New Zealand 3d stamp, portrait of a youthful Queen Elizabeth II ] [ below that, a color photo of Dinah Hawkin, bearing the legend ‘hawking.jpg’ ] [ foot of page, right: colour photo of Bernadette Hall talking to Robert DuPlessis, titled in black ‘bernadate-hall-bob-duplessis.jpg’ ] [ green ink: ] 4:00 — 5:00 pm, Session 5: / Walking, walking with / [ black ink: ] Bernadette Hall and Dinah Hawken / a train of small sounds / [ pale blue ink: ] We propose a shared / session in the form of a / conversation based on / sonnet sequences each / of us has written: / Dinah’s ‘Building Sonnets’ from / The Leaf-Ride, and Bernadatte’s / ‘Tomahawk Sonnets’ forom from / Still Talking. What interests us / is what happens when / short, technically / disciplined texts / accumulate. / /

Commentary:
Nothing like a bit of discipline, especially of the technical sort.

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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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