John Tranter in Philadelphia


John Tranter recently visited the Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia. He participated in the recording of an episode of PoemTalk (about a poem by Ray DiPalma — to be released later), and then took time to record a conversation with Al Filreis about the founding of Jacket and various related topics. This recording is episode #31 in the PennSound podcast series. During the discussion Filreis asked Tranter to read a few recent poems; three poems can be heard in the whole recording, but have also been segmented, as follows:

“After Hölderlin”
“At the Tomb of Napoleon”
“Goats and Monkeys”

The podcast was engineered and edited by Steve McLaughlin. For an earlier interview with Tranter, conducted by John Kinsella, go here.