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  • Author:agent Gig Ryan http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/ryan-gig
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 New and Selected Poems
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    • Artarmon, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Giramondo Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: 209p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Notes (p. 206) and Index of Poem Titles. (pp. 207-208)
      ISBN: 9781920882662 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

‘Deep Hanging Out’ : Native Species Images and Affective Labour 2017 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 1 2017;

'This paper investigates the affective labour done by, specifically, native species images in Australian poetry, using Judith Wright's bird poems, and various poems about kangaroos as example. It uses the anthropological term, "deep hanging out", borrowed from an article about fashion models, to extend the idea of affective labour, and to measure poems' attentions to birds and animals, and their relation to iconising as the work of nationalism. It is concerned with cultural capital, and Canberra, and the human empire.'  (Publication abstract)

Anxiety and Antigone : An Introduction to Gig Ryan's New and Selected Poems (2011) Corey Wakeling , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 60 no. 2 2015; (p. 34-47)
[Essay] : New and Selected Poems : Gig Ryan Corey Wakeling , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'Gig Ryan (1956–) in my view represents what might become of Australian poetry more so than what has come before, living uneasily in any given cultural, philosophical, or aesthetic tradition. This is work projected towards the future from within modern anxiety. Ryan has lived most of her life in Melbourne, but has also lived in Sydney. She belongs to a minority of living Australian poets published outside of Australia in book form by an active publisher1. The poetic interest of her work lies in its living simultaneously inside and outside the established ways we have of constructing history, especially literary history, along with the poetry’s vivid construction of subjectivity in late modernity using the medium of transhistorical characters from the Western political imaginary, such as Antigone. Hence this work is also unsettled in a monocultural Australian national paradigm, selective with cultural history and legacy outside of the codes of tradition, and incredulous of patriarchy. This introduction to Gig Ryan’s New and Selected Poems (2011) and broader work will bring contrary critical discourses into a syncretic theory of Ryan’s ambiguous political imaginary using a discussion of anxiety and Antigone, in particular, to introduce and explain shifts in the oeuvre’s consciousness of political subjectivity across six books and roughly thirty years of publication, from The Division of Anger (1980) to Heroic Money (2001), to poems from the present (2015), in general.' (Introduction)

Margaret Bradstock Reviews New and Selected Poems by Gig Ryan Margaret Bradstock , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Mascara Literary Review , June no. 11 2012;

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
Ann Vickery Reviews Gig Ryan Ann Vickery , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , 1 May vol. 38 no. 0 2012;

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
All Greek to Lady Gaga Michael Farrell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29 - 30 October 2011; (p. 22-23)

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
Rewards Abound in Oracular Spectacular David McCooey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 November 2011; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 December 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
Tonic and Rebuke James Harms , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2011-January 2012 no. 337 2011; (p. 67-68)

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
Watchfully, in a Tube of Dreams Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 April 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
The Latest Word Lindy Warrell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , no. 26 2012; (p. 51)

— Review of New and Selected Poems Gig Ryan , 2011 selected work poetry
Anxiety and Antigone : An Introduction to Gig Ryan's New and Selected Poems (2011) Corey Wakeling , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 60 no. 2 2015; (p. 34-47)
[Essay] : New and Selected Poems : Gig Ryan Corey Wakeling , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Reading Australia 2013;

'Gig Ryan (1956–) in my view represents what might become of Australian poetry more so than what has come before, living uneasily in any given cultural, philosophical, or aesthetic tradition. This is work projected towards the future from within modern anxiety. Ryan has lived most of her life in Melbourne, but has also lived in Sydney. She belongs to a minority of living Australian poets published outside of Australia in book form by an active publisher1. The poetic interest of her work lies in its living simultaneously inside and outside the established ways we have of constructing history, especially literary history, along with the poetry’s vivid construction of subjectivity in late modernity using the medium of transhistorical characters from the Western political imaginary, such as Antigone. Hence this work is also unsettled in a monocultural Australian national paradigm, selective with cultural history and legacy outside of the codes of tradition, and incredulous of patriarchy. This introduction to Gig Ryan’s New and Selected Poems (2011) and broader work will bring contrary critical discourses into a syncretic theory of Ryan’s ambiguous political imaginary using a discussion of anxiety and Antigone, in particular, to introduce and explain shifts in the oeuvre’s consciousness of political subjectivity across six books and roughly thirty years of publication, from The Division of Anger (1980) to Heroic Money (2001), to poems from the present (2015), in general.' (Introduction)

‘Deep Hanging Out’ : Native Species Images and Affective Labour 2017 single work
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 17 no. 1 2017;

'This paper investigates the affective labour done by, specifically, native species images in Australian poetry, using Judith Wright's bird poems, and various poems about kangaroos as example. It uses the anthropological term, "deep hanging out", borrowed from an article about fashion models, to extend the idea of affective labour, and to measure poems' attentions to birds and animals, and their relation to iconising as the work of nationalism. It is concerned with cultural capital, and Canberra, and the human empire.'  (Publication abstract)

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