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Sex Chemistry : A Sequence sequence   poetry  
  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Sex Chemistry : A Sequence
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At the Newcastle i "The last sunlight filters into the bar", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 132) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 76) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
The Little Engine i "Tears drenching the windscreen, the little Ford", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 133) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 77)
Sonnet: Country Music i "A friend said to me the other day", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 134) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 78)
Affairs of the Heart i "Affairs of the heart, they say.", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 135) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 79) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
Delirium i "Lightning strikes twice: For whose sake", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 136) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 80)
Sonnet : Lullaby i "I'm not jealous of your pet executives -", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Age , 5 July 1986; (p. 11) Poetry Australia , no. 107-108 1986; (p. 62) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 81) The Indigo Book of Modern Australian Sonnets 2003; (p. 38) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006; Over There : Poems from Singapore and Australia 2008; (p. 167)

— Appears in: Echange Sud 1989; (p. 190-191)
Trolley i "In the trolley, her foamy underwear.", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 137) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 82)
Life Class i "Drink quickly, then enact just", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 138) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 83)
Khaki i "Of one oddly fevered and", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 139) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 85)
Modern Art i "The subject of the prank must not know", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 140) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 86)
Malaya, 1926 i "How much more hot climate rainfall", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 141) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 87)
La Pulqueria i "The dance floor is the threshing floor. The next day", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 142) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 88) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
Hack Writer i "He reads a lot of Westerns and he", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 143) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 89)
Californian Poppies i "The mothers of America created", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 144-146) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 97-99)
Papyrus i "Look at Egypt, sunning itself. We", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 126) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 5 no. 1/2 1988; (p. 118) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 68) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
Haberdashery i "Hey, you there with the scented lipstick,", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 129) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 5 no. 1/2 1988; (p. 119) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 71) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
Crosstalk i "The way you lie there, it's an opinion, those", John Tranter , 1983 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , Spring vol. 2 no. 2-3 1983; (p. 159) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 5 no. 1/2 1988; (p. 120) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 75) Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology 1990; (p. 139-140) Australian Poetry in the Twentieth Century 1991; (p. 362-363) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 732-733)
Boarding School i "Bright gods, trust me to play", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 125) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 67) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 6 no. 1 1989; (p. 25) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
Poolside i "The host climbs out, soaked and spitting oaths,", John Tranter , 1983 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , Spring vol. 2 no. 2-3 1983; (p. 160) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 72) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 6 no. 1 1989; (p. 26) Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology 1990; (p. 138-139) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006; Active Aesthetics : Contemporary Australian Poetry 2016;
Spin-the-Bottle i "While you stare at the sex magazines,", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 130) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 73) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 6 no. 1 1989; (p. 26-27)
Three Hand - Coloured Photographs i "He grew like her, then more like her,", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 131) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 74) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 6 no. 1 1989; (p. 27)
Party Line, 1956 i "A tryst, heavy breathing in the back seat,", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 128) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 70) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , June vol. 6 no. 1 1989; (p. 28)
Dirty Weekend i "My husband doesn't know and wouldn't care", John Tranter , 1982 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 41 no. 3 1982; (p. 395) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 84) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;
After the Dance i "Someone has raked the driveway smooth,", John Tranter , 1986 single work poetry
— Appears in: Scripsi , July vol. 4 no. 1 1986; (p. 127) Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia , vol. 5 no. 1/2 1988; (p. 117) Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 1988; (p. 69) Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected 2006;

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Scripsi vol. 4 no. 1 July 1986 Z603317 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 124-146
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Under Berlin : New Poems 1988 John Tranter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 Z437923 1988 selected work poetry St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1988 pg. 65-89
    Note: "California Poppies" omitted from the sequence and four new poems added: "Poolside", "Crosstalk", "Dirty Weekend" and "Sonnet : Lullaby".

Works about this Work

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)
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)
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