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  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Five Egyptian Pieces
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Notes

  • Author's note:

    These five poems are derived from the official English translation of a speech by French Foreign Minister D. De Villepin in Cairo, Egypt, 2003 (Visit to Egypt: speech by Mr Domenique de Villepin, Minister of Foreign Affairs for France, Cairo, 12 April 2003: ‘The Mediterranean World and the Middle East’.) In the case of each poem, most of the words of M Villepin’s speech were removed, and the remainder made up the poem.

Includes

Alexandria i "Think of the village baby.", John Tranter , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 47.0 2014; Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 2015; (p. 107)
Cairo i "Ladies choose a country to call symbolic,", John Tranter , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 47.0 2014; Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 2015; (p. 107)
Giza i "We know the imagination of letters,", John Tranter , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 47.0 2014; Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 2015; (p. 107)
Luxor i "In our shelter, harm depends on a fresh chance", John Tranter , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 47.0 2014; Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 2015; (p. 108)
Thebes i "The joint will lend an ear", John Tranter , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , August no. 47.0 2014; Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 2015; (p. 108)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Cordite Poetry Review Collaboration no. 47.0 August 2014 7683186 2014 periodical issue 2014
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon 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. 107-108
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