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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 John Tranter
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  • The first interview was conducted by correspondence over the Australian summer/Canadian winter, 1994-95.  The second was conducted by phone (Toronto—New York, to John Tranter) on 18 November 1994 and chiefly elicits the poet's comments on The Tin Wash Dish. 

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    y separately published work icon In Other Words : Interviews with Australian Poets Barbara Williams (interviewer), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1998 Z308533 1998 selected work interview biography criticism

    'First, in response to the often-asked question: Why is a British-born Canadian interviewing Australian poets? Three experiences have led to the emergence of this book of interviews. The first relates to my own early childhood. Born and raised in England, I have had a fascination from as long as I can remember with the land that was initially described to me as being the spot on the globe at which you would arrive, if you could go through the earth and come out at exactly the opposite place, on 'the other side.' Australia was our Antipodes, and vice versa.' (Introduction)

    Amsterdam : Rodopi , 1998
    pg. 214-240, notes 278-279
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