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  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 The Floor of Heaven
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Notes

  • Dedication: To my son Leon
  • Epigraph: How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here we will sit, and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. Sit, Jessica: look how the floor of heaven Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold: There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st But in his motion like an angel sings, Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins ... Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Contents

* Contents derived from the Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1992 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Gloriai"Gloria handed the doctor a bundle of notes -", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 3-26)
Stellai"We'd gone - half a dozen of us - from", John Tranter , 1992 single work poetry (p. 29-63)
Breathlessi"It was an autumn evening, after a meeting", John Tranter , 1992 single work poetry (p. 67-90)
Raini"'We went to America,' Kathy said.", John Tranter , 1992 single work poetry (p. 93-138)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Charged Classroom : Reading Like Writers, Writing Like Readers Felicity Plunkett , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 307-318)
'This essay is haunted by a poem. Reflecting on my experiences of reading and writing as a student and academic, Sylvia Plath's 'Lady Lazarus' makes its presence felt in that 'metaphysical meeting space'. At the heart of the poem is the monosyllable 'charge' and Plath's risky choice to repeat it four times in five lean lines. The repetition insists on the pursuit of generating charge, in all the complex connotations of that word, within the 'geometry of connections' generated by reading. (Author's introduction, 307)
Poet Plays with Film Noir Verse Narratives Lisa Janout , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 174-175)

— Review of The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry
Metropolitan Landscape Internalised : Tranter's Poems on Sydney Rashmi Bhatnagar , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 53-58)
Bhatnagar draws attention to the centrality of Sydney in the poetry of John Tranter.
Narrative Poetry Rosemary Huisman , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 11 no. 4 2004; (p. 15-18)
Beyond Therapy William Wootten , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 27 December no. 5204 2002; (p. 21)

— Review of The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry ; Heart Print John Tranter , 2001 selected work poetry
Beyond Therapy William Wootten , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 27 December no. 5204 2002; (p. 21)

— Review of The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry ; Heart Print John Tranter , 2001 selected work poetry
Poet Plays with Film Noir Verse Narratives Lisa Janout , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 174-175)

— Review of The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry
Glimpsing Heaven Penelope Nelson , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , July-August vol. 37 no. 7-8 1993; (p. 117-119)

— Review of Selected Poems John Shaw Neilson , 1993 selected work poetry ; Momentum Alan Gould , 1992 selected work poetry ; The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry ; Sydney's Poems : A Selection on the Occasion of the City's One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary 1842-1992 1992 anthology poetry ; Selected Poems Douglas Stewart , 1973 selected work poetry drama extract
Casual Slaughters A. P. Riemer , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 September 1992; (p. 42)

— Review of The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry
The Poet's Voice Dismantled Christopher Pollnitz , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 October 1992; (p. rev 4)

— Review of The Floor of Heaven John Tranter , 1992 selected work poetry
Narrative Poetry Rosemary Huisman , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Five Bells , Spring vol. 11 no. 4 2004; (p. 15-18)
Metropolitan Landscape Internalised : Tranter's Poems on Sydney Rashmi Bhatnagar , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Caring Cultures : Sharing Imaginations : Australia and India 2006; (p. 53-58)
Bhatnagar draws attention to the centrality of Sydney in the poetry of John Tranter.
The Charged Classroom : Reading Like Writers, Writing Like Readers Felicity Plunkett , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 307-318)
'This essay is haunted by a poem. Reflecting on my experiences of reading and writing as a student and academic, Sylvia Plath's 'Lady Lazarus' makes its presence felt in that 'metaphysical meeting space'. At the heart of the poem is the monosyllable 'charge' and Plath's risky choice to repeat it four times in five lean lines. The repetition insists on the pursuit of generating charge, in all the complex connotations of that word, within the 'geometry of connections' generated by reading. (Author's introduction, 307)
John Tranter John Kinsella (interviewer), 1995 single work interview
— Appears in: Talking Verse : Interviews with Poets 1995; (p. 212-224) John Tranter : 3 Poems and an Interview 1997;
Ut Cinema Poesis: Cinematism and John Tranter's `The Floor of Heaven' Philip Mead , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Space of Poetry : Australian Essays on Contemporary Poetics 1996; (p. 195-216)
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