Eyewear is pleased to feature one of the true pioneers of online poetry this Friday, and one of the English-speaking world's most active, engaged and compelling contemporary poetic talents. John Tranter (pictured) is the founding editor and publisher of the online literary magazine Jacket , at http://www.jacket.zip.com.au/ and is the leading Australian poet of his generation. For more than thirty years he has been at the forefront of the new poetry, questioning and extending its procedures. He was born in Cooma, New South Wales, in 1943. He attended country schools, and took his BA in 1970 after attending university sporadically. He has worked mainly in publishing, teaching and radio production. He has lived in London (1966-67) and Singapore (1971-72), and now lives in Sydney. He has published many volumes of poetry, including Urban Myths: 210 poems: New and Selected . A selection of his poems appears in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (New York, second edition, 1988).
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