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The Tranter Version … A Possible Contemporary Poetry

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September 1982, no. 44

Selected Poems by John Tranter

Hale and Iremonger, 175 p., $19.95, $9.95 pb.,

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Flowers of Emptiness. by Rudi Krausemann

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The Tranter Version … A Possible Contemporary Poetry

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September 1982, no. 44

I’m a speedy reader, a rapid degutter of poems, yet it took me days to read John Tranter’s Selected Poems. This poetry is so packed with meaning, with metaphor, so inventive, intelligent, and funny it’s impossible to hurry. It left me, though I’d read most of it before, wishing for a Complete Poems to fill the gaps.

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