Tuesday, April 29, 2008
'That's what life is like' John Tranter
A quote from John Tranter during an interview with Cordite magazine http://www.cordite.org.au/:
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 http://johntranter.com/00/index.html is Editor of the exciting poetry-focused magazine, Jacket.http://jacketmagazine.com/00/home.shtml