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  • Author:agent John Tranter http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/tranter-john
Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 The Alphabet Murders : Notes From a Work in Progress
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  • Poem in 27 sections.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Alphabet Murders
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson ,
      1976 .
      Extent: 27-48pp.p.
      ISBN: 0207132984
      Series: y separately published work icon Poets of the Month : Series 1 Rodney Hall (editor), Sydney : Angus and Robertson , 1976 Z1172209 1976 series - publisher A collection of six individual selections originally published monthly during 1976. All of the individual booklets have their own ISBNs and all are paginated to accommodate the collective publication.
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Selected Poems John Tranter , Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1982 Z142945 1982 selected work poetry (taught in 1 units) Sydney : Hale and Iremonger , 1982 pg. 69-90
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Urban Myths : 210 Poems : New and Selected John Tranter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006 Z1268860 2006 selected work poetry (taught in 4 units)

    '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)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006

Works about this Work

Dream-Work John Tranter , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 141-161)
What Is Beyond-Beyond-Beyond? : A Comment on Tranter's Ever-Growing Oeuvre Rashmi Bhatnagar , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lemuria , Winter vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 103-108)
Bhatnagar traces a variety of interests and concerns voiced in the poetry of John Tranter, from his first poems to his more recent work, concluding that 'John Tranter is a poet of mammoth designs' (108).
Murdering Alphabets, Disorienting Romance Kate Fagan , Peter Minter , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 27 2005; Jacket2 , 2011 2011;
'The following collaborative text was commissioned by Rod Mengham for his forthcoming book The John Tranter Reader (Salt Publishing, Cambridge). Its form responds to the structural provocation of The Alphabet Murders (1976)...An extract was co-presented at the 'Poetics of Australian Space' conference at the University of Sydney on 12 February 2005.' (Introductory note)
Becoming 'Absolutely Modern' : Adamson and Tranter's Abandonment Michael Brennan , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Departures : How Australia Reinvents Itself 2002; (p. 225-235, notes 299-300)
Sensibility Now: John Tranter's Poem Alan Gould , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Totem Ship 1996; (p. 270-281)
Exuberance and Recklings Christopher Pollnitz , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 36 no. 4 1976; (p. 464-470)

— Review of Shabbytown Calendar Thomas Shapcott , 1975 selected work poetry ; Good Morning Earthquake Simon Bronsky , 1976 selected work poetry ; Tropical Skiing John Forbes , 1976 selected work poetry ; Extracts from Ross' Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , 1976 selected work poetry ; Terror Australis : Poems Garrie Hutchinson , 1975 selected work poetry ; The Alphabet Murders : Notes From a Work in Progress John Tranter , 1976 single work poetry ; Music Late at Night : Poems 1970-1973 James McAuley , 1976 selected work poetry ; Seventh Avenue Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1976 selected work poetry
Poets of the Month Van Ikin , 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 21 no. 9 1977; (p. 78-79)

— Review of Seventh Avenue Poems Thomas Shapcott , 1976 selected work poetry ; Animal Crackers Leon Slade , 1976 selected work poetry ; The Suburban Service and Other Predicaments Anthony Martin , 1976 selected work poetry ; Good Morning Earthquake Simon Bronsky , 1976 selected work poetry ; The Cat's Chin and Ears : A Bestiary Andrew Taylor , 1976 selected work poetry ; Winter in the High Country Paul Brosgarth , 1976 selected work poetry ; Extracts from Ross' Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , 1976 selected work poetry ; The Alphabet Murders : Notes From a Work in Progress John Tranter , 1976 single work poetry ; Music Late at Night : Poems 1970-1973 James McAuley , 1976 selected work poetry ; The Foundation of Joy Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1976 selected work poetry ; Tropical Skiing John Forbes , 1976 selected work poetry
Untitled Jennifer Maiden , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: New Poetry , vol. 24 no. 2 1976; (p. 91-93)

— Review of The Alphabet Murders : Notes From a Work in Progress John Tranter , 1976 single work poetry
Untitled R. A. Simpson , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 May 1976; (p. 21)

— Review of The Alphabet Murders : Notes From a Work in Progress John Tranter , 1976 single work poetry
Opening a Murder List Alan Gould , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 4-10 June 1976; (p. 437)

— Review of Extracts from Ross' Poems Geoffrey Lehmann , 1976 selected work poetry ; Music Late at Night : Poems 1970-1973 James McAuley , 1976 selected work poetry ; The Alphabet Murders : Notes From a Work in Progress John Tranter , 1976 single work poetry
Murdering Alphabets, Disorienting Romance Kate Fagan , Peter Minter , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Jacket , April no. 27 2005; Jacket2 , 2011 2011;
'The following collaborative text was commissioned by Rod Mengham for his forthcoming book The John Tranter Reader (Salt Publishing, Cambridge). Its form responds to the structural provocation of The Alphabet Murders (1976)...An extract was co-presented at the 'Poetics of Australian Space' conference at the University of Sydney on 12 February 2005.' (Introductory note)
What Is Beyond-Beyond-Beyond? : A Comment on Tranter's Ever-Growing Oeuvre Rashmi Bhatnagar , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lemuria , Winter vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 103-108)
Bhatnagar traces a variety of interests and concerns voiced in the poetry of John Tranter, from his first poems to his more recent work, concluding that 'John Tranter is a poet of mammoth designs' (108).
Dream-Work John Tranter , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 141-161)
John Tranter Jim Davidson , 1981 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 40 no. 4 1981; (p. 427-441) Sideways from the Page : The Meanjin Interviews 1983; (p. 324-345)
Thoughts on Some Recent Poetry Dennis Haskell , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 8 no. 2 1977; (p. 136-148)
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