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Winner 2006 CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry (Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) "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 Winner 2006 CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry (Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) "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. JUDGES REPORT - Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The new and uncollected poems in John Tranter's "Urban Myths" make a significant addition to his oeuvre. Control and ease are evident in the writing, which displays personages, occasions and moods of the metropolitan modern world. Tranter's latest poems refresh through the exercise of urbane skills: this is a poet suave and playful, but never aloof; linguistically various, assured in style, and never less than fully attentive.


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Winner 2006 CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry (Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) "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 Winner 2006 CJ Dennis Prize for Poetry (Victorian Premier's Literary Awards) "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. JUDGES REPORT - Victorian Premier's Literary Awards The new and uncollected poems in John Tranter's "Urban Myths" make a significant addition to his oeuvre. Control and ease are evident in the writing, which displays personages, occasions and moods of the metropolitan modern world. Tranter's latest poems refresh through the exercise of urbane skills: this is a poet suave and playful, but never aloof; linguistically various, assured in style, and never less than fully attentive.

31 review for Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New & Selected

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stuart Cooke

    Not enough from the seventies / too much from this century :(

  2. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    I like the bits that bring out the Aussie, missing as I do my second home of Melbourne. Overall, I'm not sure about Tranter, but I will return to this work in awhile. " 'Too right, boss', that's what I want to hear,/ the glib, slangy lingo of the tango dancers/ streaming into Sydney Harbor in a sepia haze--/ it's the bottom of the world, / say the blond sophisticates. " I like the bits that bring out the Aussie, missing as I do my second home of Melbourne. Overall, I'm not sure about Tranter, but I will return to this work in awhile. " 'Too right, boss', that's what I want to hear,/ the glib, slangy lingo of the tango dancers/ streaming into Sydney Harbor in a sepia haze--/ it's the bottom of the world, / say the blond sophisticates. "

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    Michael Lloyd-Billington

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    Yashka Chavan

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    Sarah

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    Carlene

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    Salt Publishing

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    Steve

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    David

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    Jamie Cooper

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    Sean Mitchell

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    Somnath Sen

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    J.P.

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    Warrick

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    Reading Australia

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