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y separately published work icon Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 selected work   poetry  
  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015
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'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)

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Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Much that is beautiful must be discarded

    So that we may resemble a taller

    Impression of ourselves.

    –John Ashbery, 'Illustration'

Contents

* Contents derived from the Glebe, Glebe - Leichhardt - Balmain area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,:Puncher and Wattmann , 2015 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Algernon Limattsiai"Thanks, I'm feeling a lot better", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 13)
My Sisteri"My sister feels very sexy", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 14)
The Puma in the Duma, John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 15)
Robed with the cloth of goldi"God I was bored!", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
In Junction Junctioni"Just look, will you, at those old buildings", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 18)
Intuitioni"Here I am in New York at last, full of distress", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 19)
The Animalsi"Every seventeen years they emerge, seventeen", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 20)
Three Lemonsi"I have to hand it to him, it astonishes me", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 23)
Small Towni"In this town, death creeps day by day", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 24-25)
A Pompeiian Aristocrat Considers the Futurei"Staring in the mirror...its exhausting", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
Familyi"'m just lyin' out back here, looking up at a cloud", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
God Goes to Worki"Oh, my keys are in the door", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 30)
A Nipping and an Eager Airi"Thou art alone, Horatio, alone", single work poetry (p. 31)
Regenerationi"Between the chorus and the bridge I agree,", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 32)
Bare Skini"Isn't it lovely, lying on the grass", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 33)
The Parkasi"Let's say the old man lies in bed, very sick.", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Doting on Blubberi"Aren't they beautiful, those jellyfish?", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
All Souls Collegei"I'd like a hundred pets, all of them named", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 38)
A Man and a Womani"Okay, so you're a woman", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 39)
How It Startsi"You're walking along the boardwalk", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 40-41)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

John Tranter : Heart Starter Martin Duwell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 10 no. 2015;

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
Verse Cues Turn into Terminals Gregory Day , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2015; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : John Tranter’s Heart Starter David McCooey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 51.1 2015;

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
Taking up the Verse Where Other Poets Have Left off Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 2015; (p. 29) The Age , 12 September 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
Taking up the Verse Where Other Poets Have Left off Geoff Page , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 September 2015; (p. 29) The Age , 12 September 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
Review Short : John Tranter’s Heart Starter David McCooey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , October no. 51.1 2015;

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
Verse Cues Turn into Terminals Gregory Day , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 2015; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
John Tranter : Heart Starter Martin Duwell , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Review , vol. 10 no. 2015;

— Review of Heart Starter : 101 New Poems 2015 John Tranter , 2015 selected work poetry
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