Born in 1943, John Tranter is the "leading Australian poet of his generation." He has published ten volumes of poetry, including
aSelected Poems (Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1982). His most recent books are The Floor of Heaven (1992), and At The Florida
(1993). His work appears in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (New York, second edition, 1988). He compiled and edited (with
Philip Mead) the 1992 Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry. Earlier anthologies include the controversial The New Australian
Poetry (1979). Tranter has published widely at home and abroad in the Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Grand Street, New American
Writing, Conjunctions, Boulevard, and Post-Modern Culture (on the Internet). He now lives in Sydney.
November 29, 1997