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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Criminal Re-Register
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'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.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2017 .
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      Extent: 152p.
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      • Published October 2017
         

      ISBN: 9781742589558
      Series: y separately published work icon UWAP Poetry Club Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016- 10166627 2016 series - publisher poetry

Works about this Work

Three Snapshots from UWA – The Criminal Re-Register, Ross Gibson; The Tiny Museums, Carolyn Abbs; Hush: A Fugue, Dominique Hecq Caren Florance , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 15 2018;

— Review of The Criminal Re-Register Ross Gibson , 2017 selected work poetry ; Hush : A Fugue Dominique Hecq , 2017 selected work poetry ; The Tiny Museums Carolyn Abbs , 2017 selected work poetry
Alan Wearne Reviews Ross Gibson Alan Wearne , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November vol. 83 no. 2017;

'This is a volume of (mainly) prose poems, derived by its compiler/adaptor/author Ross Gibson, from a large dossier of New South Wales Police records. If these can be described as ‘found’ poems (even if they have been edited) it would be as likely to refer to them as ‘accidental’. Certainly, these portraits and narratives may be challenging and at times infuriating, but when fully firing they are art, very entertaining and most instructive. Centred on criminals and missing persons, the cache Gibson has discovered seems to have been made for poets to find, they being much too important for writers of contemporary Australian prose fiction. One could of course imagine plenty of such material appearing in an historical Selected Documents anthology, in particular the prologue section ‘Notes for Detectives and Men in Plain Clothes.’' (Introduction)

Three Snapshots from UWA – The Criminal Re-Register, Ross Gibson; The Tiny Museums, Carolyn Abbs; Hush: A Fugue, Dominique Hecq Caren Florance , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Foam:e , March no. 15 2018;

— Review of The Criminal Re-Register Ross Gibson , 2017 selected work poetry ; Hush : A Fugue Dominique Hecq , 2017 selected work poetry ; The Tiny Museums Carolyn Abbs , 2017 selected work poetry
Alan Wearne Reviews Ross Gibson Alan Wearne , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Cordite Poetry Review , November vol. 83 no. 2017;

'This is a volume of (mainly) prose poems, derived by its compiler/adaptor/author Ross Gibson, from a large dossier of New South Wales Police records. If these can be described as ‘found’ poems (even if they have been edited) it would be as likely to refer to them as ‘accidental’. Certainly, these portraits and narratives may be challenging and at times infuriating, but when fully firing they are art, very entertaining and most instructive. Centred on criminals and missing persons, the cache Gibson has discovered seems to have been made for poets to find, they being much too important for writers of contemporary Australian prose fiction. One could of course imagine plenty of such material appearing in an historical Selected Documents anthology, in particular the prologue section ‘Notes for Detectives and Men in Plain Clothes.’' (Introduction)

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