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May 03, 2023


Thanks for another sparkling coplumn.

For many of us who emerged as Australian Poets during the 60s and 70s John Tranter was the captain of the team, one which in its time often won the Premiership (Aussie for the Cup or the Bowl or the Series). Not only was he both very intelligent and great entertaining fun as a poet , he was also a fine promoter of those he believed deserved promotion.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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