The Criminal Re-Register
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2017
FORMAT: Paperback
EXTENT: 152 pages
SIZE: 210 (H) x 140 (W) mm
ISBN: 9781742589558
RIGHTS: World rights
CATEGORY: Poetry, Ross Gibson, UWAP Poetry,
EBOOK AVAILABILITY There is currently no eBook for this title.

The Criminal Re-Register

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Ross Gibson


Here are scrummed gangs of criminals and police, with all their lurks, quirks and argots. The underworld and its overlords: how ingenious and energetic, how ardent both sides can be. What brutes they can be too, day after day, as they track and trick each other, as they make and need each other. Ross Gibson’s poignant rewriting of a found dossier of police records has some Dickens, some Dostoevsky, and some DeLillo threaded through it. The sharp local language of Christina Stead, Kenneth Slessor, Arthur Stace and Ruth Park resounds in here too.

 

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Praise for Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson’s poetry is marked by the numinous, then undercut by the quotidian, the earthy, a different way of seeing.

JEN WEBB, AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW