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Scar Revision

Written by Tracy Ryan


‘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


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

ISBN 9781921361067 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Poetry
Award Winning
Pages 96
Publication Year 2008
Publisher FP
  • Tracy ryan

    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. She has a BA in English from Curtin University and a BA (Hons) in French from the University of New England in NSW. She is especially interested in foreign languages and the translation of poetry. Read more