Author's note: Written in or through the 'voice' of the 1943 Australian hoax poet Ern Malley, speaking in turn through the voice of Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, in a kind of double ventriloquy.
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'Urban Myths: 210 Poems brings the best work to date from a poet considered one of the most original of his generation in Australia, together with a generous selection of new work. Smart, wry and very stylish, John Tranter’s poems investigate the vagaries of perception and the ability of language to converge life, imagination and art so that we arrive, unexpectedly, at the deepest human mysteries.' (Publication summary)