Monday, 10th September 2012, 2pm – 4pm
Elizabeth Burchill Rooms,
Building 68 (Performing Arts Centre), Clayton Campus
To celebrate the publication of her long-awaited New and Selected Poems (Giramondo 2011), Gig Ryan will be reading from and discussing her poetry. Her most recent book, also published in the UK, collects work from over three decades, and has been shortlisted for both the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.
‘the product of a thoroughgoing research into language where the materials, the data, are displayed, denaturalised: skidding jolting precipitate diction, counterpoints of stateliness and trashiness kept from incoherence by tightly organised sound and rhythmic systems, synaesthesia, catachresis, collage — it’s all absolutely modern….she may even have invented or at any rate done the best R&D on a whole new affect, elegiac sarcasm.’