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  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected
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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)

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 2006 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Crying in Early Infancy : 95i"James Michener thinks of writing a guide book", John Tranter , 1977 single work poetry By the Pool
Note: With title: By the Pool
Girl in Wateri"Waiting to meet a pretty girl - any pretty girl -", John Tranter , 2006 single work poetry
At the Laundromati"FAMOUS POET JETS HOME TO USA!", John Tranter , 2006 single work poetry
After Holderlini"When I was a young man, a drink", John Tranter , 2003 single work poetry
The Moment of Wakingi"She remarks how the style of a whole age", John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry
The City, the Treei"The city allows the trees a little space", John Tranter , 1970-1968 single work poetry
The Visiti"The children stoned us, the bony girl", John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry
Kabuli"From the broken, moving window", John Tranter , 1968 single work poetry
Rescuei"The mountain broods on its own nightmare", John Tranter , 1970-1968 single work poetry
Whiteyi"at dawn, there was a knocking about", John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry
The Planei"The plane drones low over Idaho,", John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry
The Non-Commercial Travelleri"We found him down by the creek", John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry
Mary Janei"I am the diver with the metal lung", John Tranter , 1970 single work poetry
Machinei"He lay in the sheets as a thick", John Tranter , 1970-1968 single work poetry
Painti"the scholar finds time to teach", John Tranter , 1970-1968 single work poetry
Balancei"The traveller slouches at the table", John Tranter , 1972 single work poetry
Bestiaryi"She haunts the bar in a loose, meandering fashion", John Tranter , 1972 single work poetry
Ward Fivei"A wrinkled print of myself", John Tranter , 1972 single work poetry
On the Track of the Attainablei"The ambitious minister from the smaller nation", John Tranter , 1972 single work poetry
Red Moviei"when the new alphabet soup of the earth", John Tranter , 1972 single work poetry

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

‘Reading and Writing to Learn’ : The Problem of Poetry Bonny Cassidy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 293-306)
'Bonnie Cassidy argues that when teachers are 'faced with the problem of how to read and discuss poetry in Australia...thought and time might be better spent on encouraging confidence in poetry as a relevant medium and substance of our times. Specifically, ...to look at young Australian to enact this regeneration - and schools as the site in which that process will take place, grounding the work of universities.' Cassidy also states in this chapter she will interpret the role that poetry might play in The Australian Curriculum: English, including some of the challenges that the Curriculum poses for a revision of approaches to poetry in schools.' (294)
Teaching Small ‘l’ Literature : Lessons from English in Australia Brenton Doecke , Douglas McClenaghan , Lauren Petis , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 266-306)
'This essay is structured around quotations taken from early issues of English in Australia, the journal of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE), when that journal played a significant role in the formation of a professional discourse for English teachers at a time of rapid expansion of secondary education during the post-war years. We enter into a dialogue with contributors to these early issues in order to test the currency of their values and beliefs today. What is their attitude towards the teaching of literature in Australia? What are their views specifically with regard to the place of Australian writing in the secondary English curriculum? Does English still have anything in common with what contributors to these early issues understood the subject to be? We are posing these questions, not out of some musty interest in the ghosts of debates past, but in an effort to create a perspective on the present, and to think outside the mental cage of standards-based reforms and construction of subject English that is currently being foisted on the profession by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).' (Authors' introduction, p. 266)
Thrill of the Quill Frances Whiting , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 August 2010; (p. 26-30)
'Poetry is not dead. It's simply found a life beyond the bookshelf - in pubs, clubs, living rooms and online magazines.' (p. 26)
Untitled Michael Byrne , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Voice : A Journal of Comment and Review , March no. 33 2010; (p. 33-35)

— Review of Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , 2006 selected work poetry
John Tranter's Loud Echo of Applause 2008 single work column
— Appears in: ArtState , no. 21 2008; (p. 9)
Versatile Poet in Motion Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 July 2006; (p. 25)

— Review of Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , 2006 selected work poetry
Tics and Responses Martin Duwell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 283 2006; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , 2006 selected work poetry
Experimental Journeys in the Deep Geoff Page , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 September 2006; (p. 18)

— Review of Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , 2006 selected work poetry
Books Non-Fiction Jaya Savige , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 November 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , 2006 selected work poetry
Books Non-Fiction Emma Rodgers , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 - 19 November 2006; (p. 24)

— Review of Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , 2006 selected work poetry
Original of His Generation Rosemary Neill , 2006 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 August 2006; (p. 7)
New Poetry, 2005-2006 Megan McKinlay , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 51 no. 2006; (p. 60-73)
Argues for the importance of first impressions in reading and appreciating poems.
Poet on a Roll with Awards in Adelaide Pia Akerman , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 March 2008; (p. 6)
Dreams and Reality : An Interview with John Tranter Patrick Allington (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: Etchings , no. 2 2007; (p. 32-41)
John Tranter's Loud Echo of Applause 2008 single work column
— Appears in: ArtState , no. 21 2008; (p. 9)
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