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ISBN: 9781921361067
Pages: 96
Publication year: 2008
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Scar Revision

Written by Tracy Ryan

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‘Scar revision’ – surgically minimising the effects of scars – is the powerful central image of Tracy Ryan’s highly accomplished new collection. Both formally adventurous and movingly personal, these poems offer vivid accounts of how we survive and ‘rewrite’ literal and symbolic scars, and of regeneration through the risks of family.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘Tracy Ryan’s poems are tightly packed vibrations of spiky conceits. They have a restless intelligence which seems to suspect everything they touch; the references are scholarly and the contention is feminist but the result is polychromatic.’ Tim Allen, Terrible Work, United Kingdom

Awards

The Age Book of the Year, Poetry (Shortlisted 2008)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2008)



Pages: 96
Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781921361067
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Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan was born and grew up in Western Australia. She has worked at various jobs in libraries, bookselling, editing, community journalism and university teaching and is the author of twelve books of poetry and three novels. She has a BA in English from Curtin University and a BA (Hons) in French from the University […]