John Tranter

1943 (Cooma, Australia) –

Tranter has made and maintained contact with poets and other writers around the world, including Enzensburger, O’Hara, Koch, Bernstein, Fisher and Ashbery (Ashbery once reciting McGonagall’s entire Tay Bridge Disaster poem at the end of a long evening with Tranter). These, as much as fellow-Australian poets like Kinsella, have contributed to publications Tranter has edited — not least his online magazine ‘Jacket.’