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  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Under Berlin : New Poems 1988
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Notes

  • Dedication: For my daughter Kirsten
  • Epigraph: It is alleged by a friend of my family that I used to suffer from insomnia at the age of four; and that when she asked me how I managed to occupy my time at night I answered, 'I lie awake and think about the past.' Ronald Knox (1888-1957)
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Backyardi"The God of Smoke listens idly in the heat", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 1)
House and Home : Country Veranda : 1 : Dry Weatheri"This country veranda's a box for storing the sky -", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 2)
House and Home : Country Veranda : 2 : Raini"From that open room where sheets hang out to dry -", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 3)
The Pooli"The pool looks up at the sun,", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 4-5)
The Bedroom Mirrorsi"An alarm clock plots its", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
North Lighti"He looks around his son's room: the bed", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 8)
Widoweri"Moving among the dull red glow, which", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 9)
South Coast After Rain, 1960i"The clouds have drifted back to the hills", John Tranter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Lucki"Her hands are quite small, each", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 12)
Plaza Suite, John Tranter , 1986 sequence poetry (p. 12-15)
Breathi"When I was a kid we kept two brown", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 13)
Sammy's Songi"Well, I'm finally sick of it, getting", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Crocodile Ragi"Hearing your song again on the radio", John Tranter , 1988 single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Debbie & Coi"The Council Pool's chockablock", John Tranter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Mooniei"She leaves the Marriage Lecture, shaking, late", John Tranter , 1984 single work poetry (p. 20)
Voodooi"From his rushing-away, from his", John Tranter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 21-22)
The Guidesi"They used to be cheap and monochrome, explaining", John Tranter , 1985 single work poetry (p. 23)
Fine Artsi"Beyond their exhausting vanity and their hatreds", John Tranter , 1984 single work poetry (p. 24)
Bathyscapei"As we drift up past the mug shots", John Tranter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 25)
Cabin Feveri"After the dinner dance, the Young Rotarians", John Tranter , 1987 single work poetry (p. 26)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Sensibility Now: John Tranter's Poem Alan Gould , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 270-281)
Hacking at the Pattern: Post-Romantic Consciousness in the Poetry of John Tranter Alan Urquhart , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , September vol. 53 no. 3 1993; (p. 12-29)
The False Origin: Australian Poetry 1988-90 Kevin Hart , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 156-164)
An Interview With John Tranter Stephen Craft (interviewer), Helen Loughlin (interviewer), 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: Hermes 1991; (p. 37-47)
An Interview With John Tranter Erica Travers (interviewer), 1991 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 51 no. 4 1991; (p. 14-28)
Untitled Philip Salom , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , January vol. 4 no. 1 1989; (p. 14-15)

— Review of Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 John Tranter , 1988 selected work poetry
A New Orthodoxy Peter Kirkpatrick , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antithesis , vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 189-194)

— Review of The Stunned Mullet and Other Poems John Forbes , 1988 selected work poetry ; Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 John Tranter , 1988 selected work poetry
Species of Mirrors : Two Australian Poets and the "Real" Livio Dobrez , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , April. vol. 9 no. 1 1989; (p. 7-8)

— Review of Poetry Australia no. 114 Philip Hodgins , 1988 periodical issue poetry ; Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 John Tranter , 1988 selected work poetry
Distancing Effects, Reconstructions Susan McKernan , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , October no. 56 1988; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 John Tranter , 1988 selected work poetry
Sharp, Persuasive Observer of the Slope Down into Darkness Geoff Page , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , August 1988; (p. B5)

— Review of Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 John Tranter , 1988 selected work poetry
John Tranter Candida Baker (interviewer), 1989 single work interview
— Appears in: Yacker 3 : Australian Writers Talk About Their Work 1989; (p. 302-333)
John Tranter: Belated Approvals or Partly Living in Zombie Sydney Christopher Pollnitz , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Scripsi , vol. 6 no. 1 1990; (p. 255-266)
The False Origin: Australian Poetry 1988-90 Kevin Hart , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 156-164)
Clear Water Reckoning i "I write into the long black morning,", Robert Adamson , 1989 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , April. vol. 9 no. 1 1989; (p. 8) The Clean Dark 1989; (p. 66-67) Selected Poems 1970-1989 1990; (p. 253-254) The Language of Oysters 1997; (p. 100-101) Mulberry Leaves : New and Selected Poems 1970-2001 2001; (p. 182-183) The Golden Bird : New and Selected Poems 2008; (p. 65-67)
After Poetry (1) : Questions of Strength Kevin Hart , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , May no. 114 1989; (p. 44-49)

Awards

1989 winner New South Wales State Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
1988 winner Grace Leven Poetry Prize
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