These ten sonnets have been published in various magazines and newspapers, from the Melbourne Age to the Times Literary Supplement. Though they all employ a variety of traditional and modern metrical and rhyming forms, they present a fresh view of the modern world, and display the gamut of Tranter's linguistic and cultural playfulness.
John Tranter’s two latest books Urban Myths: 210 Poems: New and Selected and Starlight: 150 Poems have together won six major Australian awards. He received a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and is an Honorary Associate in the University of Sydney School of Letters, Arts and Media and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He has given more than a hundred readings and talks in various cities around the world, has published more than twenty collections of verse, and has edited six anthologies. He founded the free Internet magazine Jacket in 1997 and granted it to the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, he is the founder of the Australian Poetry Library at <http://poetrylibrary.edu.au> which publishes over 40,000 Australian poems online, and he has a Journal at <johntranter.net> and a vast homepage at <johntranter.com>.