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John Tranter  [ Australia ]

Biography

John Tranter Portrait
© Doris Poklekowski, www.foto-poklekowski.de

Guest 2002, 2001.

Bibliography

Red Movie and other poems
Angus & Robertson
Sydney, 1972
 
The Blast Area
Makar Press
St Lucia, 1974
 
Crying in the Early Infancy
Makar Press
St Lucia, 1977
 
Dazed in the Ladies Lounge
Island Press
Sydney, 1979
 
Selected Poems
Hale & Iremonger
Sydney, 1983
 
Under Berlin
University of Queensland Press
St Lucia, Queensland, 1988
 
The Floor of Heaven
Angus & Robertson
Pymble, 1992
 
At the Florida
University of Queensland Press
St Lucia, Queensland, 1993
 
Late Night Radio
Polygon Press
Edinburgh, 1998
 
Heart Print
Salt Publishing
Perth, 2001
 
Ultra
Brandl & Schlesinger
Rose Bay, 2001
 
Studio Moon
Salt
Applecross, 2003

Urban Myths
University of Queensland Press
Queensland, 2006

Übersetzer: Johannes W. Beilharz, Wolfgang Held

John Tranter was born in Cooma, Australia, in 1943 and grew up on his parents’ farm on the south coast of New South Wales.  In the 1960s he started writing poetry and his work was published in different magazines before his first poetry volume 'Parallax' appeared in 1970. From the end of the 1960s to the early 1970s he worked for various radio stations in Australia, London and Singapore including as programme producer for the Australian radio channel ABC.  During the 1980s he taught as guest lecturer at various Australian universities where he mainly gave classes in creative writing. Tranter regularly writes for several literary magazines and newspapers and has published poetry anthologies such as 'The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry' (1991).

John Tranter has published several collections of lyric poetry, including 'Selected Poems' (1983), 'The Floor of Heaven' (1992) and 'Late Night Radio' (1998).  In 1997 he founded the independent Internet literary magazine 'jacket' which has already won several prizes including the 'Encyclopaedia Britannica Internet Guide Award' in 2000.

Tranter initiated APRIL (Australian Poetry Resources Internet Library) in 2004. He was awarded the Australian Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry for 'Heart Print' (2001) and received the Victorian Premier for 'Urban Myths' (2006). John Tranter lives in Sydney.

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