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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.

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    May 1, 2006


    356 pages

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Also by John Tranter

The Best Australian Poems 2012
The Best Australian Poems 2011
Starlight: 150 poems
The Best Australian Poetry 2007


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The Horseman's Word
Charles Bukowski
O Westport In The Light Of Asia Minor
In Doctor No's Garden
The Asylum Dance
My Alexandria
Young Eliot
Division Street
The Poets' Daughters
Speak, Old Parrot
Strange Meetings
New Selected Poems
The Mara Crossing
Echoes of Memory
Profit and Loss
A Hundred Doors