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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

'That's what life is like' John Tranter

A quote from John Tranter during an interview with Cordite magazine

I don't think writers should tell people what to believe or how to behave. So I let lots of fragmentary, sometimes contradictory opinions - as though they came from a large cast of different characters - into the poems. That's what life is like, after all. Just listen, next time you take a bus into town. Millions of different voices, each as important as your own solitary whining.

JOHN TRANTER is Editor of the exciting poetry-focused magazine, Jacket.

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