Excavation by Gig Ryan

Reviewed by
November 1990, no. 126
Lyn Jacobs reviews 'Excavation' by Gig Ryan

Excavation

by Gig Ryan

Picador. 68 pp, $12.99 pb

Excavation by Gig Ryan

Reviewed by
November 1990, no. 126

This is a distinctive and unsettling voice, one that doesn’t have time for overly polite concessions to our finer feelings. You either keep pace (and it’s compelling) or stand aside as the spadework gets done. Reading this poetry, we are involved in an unearthing of past events and made witness to the laying bare of personal response. But there’s nothing self-indulgent or hollow about Gig Ryan’s disinterment. The poetry has a sometimes shocking immediacy, a curious mixture of fierceness and vulnerability that conveys feeling with integrity.

Lyn Jacobs reviews 'Excavation' by Gig Ryan

Excavation

by Gig Ryan

Picador. 68 pp, $12.99 pb

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