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Published: 2002
No of Pages: 68
RRP: 21.95
ISBN Print: 1 876040 33 5

Heroic Money

Shortlisted for the 2002 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards

Heroic Money, an elegiac new collection both criticises and celebrates contemporary existence.

“Ryan reinvents language with her uncanny couplings and alignments.” – Island

“Her dramatic intensity, and her control of irony, have made Gig Ryan one of Australia’s great satirists.” – Ivor Indyk

“…post-modern poetry discovers its classical voice… Her monologues have a fragmentary quality, as if spoken in a post-Poundian landscape littered with broken statues.” – Poetry Review


About the Author

Gig Ryan

Gig Ryan’s first book was co-winner of the 1982 Anne Elder Award and her last book Pure and Applied won the 1999 Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry. Ryan is poetry editor of The Age, a freelance reviewer, and also writes songs for her band Driving Past. She lives in Melbourne.

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