Coffee at the Palace of the Great Hoon single work   poetry   "His beard tangled around his shanks as he descended"
  • Author: John Tranter
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Coffee at the Palace of the Great Hoon
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  • Author's note: hoon |huːn| Austral./NZ informal; noun: a lout or hooligan, especially a young man who drives

    recklessly. the whole family was wiped out because some drunken hoon had to drive his car. ORIGIN

    1930s: of unknown origin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Cordite Poetry Review No Theme III no. 46.0 1 May Felicity Plunkett (editor), Ian Friend (editor), 2014 7337937 2014 periodical issue 2014
  • Appears in:
    y Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015 8893914 2015 selected work poetry

    'Heart Starter is John Tranter’s twenty-fourth book of poems. It is made up of three parts: some poems related to The Best of the Best American Poetry 2013, some poems related to The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of ‘Poetry’ Magazine, and thirty or so poems, mainly rhymed sonnets, written by Tranter in recent years. In the case of the first two parts, the author started with loose drafts which borrowed the end-words of each line of some poems in each of the two books concerned. The poems engage in a typically oblique way with North American poetic culture, and with the world of poetry in general, and sometimes speak harshly about the nature of ‘poetic insight’. The formal poems towards the end of the book take a bleak and sometimes humorous look at the contemporary world.' (Publication summary)

    Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2015
    pg. 95
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