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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Bone Ink
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''These vivid poems meld wild energy with meticulous crafting. They trace the tactile, the remembered and the sensuous, tracking young lives as they unfold under a 'deadpan sky'. With their exquisite music, fresh and startling images, they are variously evocative, mournful and vibrant. They witness the gritty, the violent and the intense with unflinching focus, probing atonement and resolution as their histories rise and subside. This is an exceptionally assured and original debut' - Felicity Plunkett 

''Urban, decadent, dystopian; in Rico Craig's Western Suburbs there are many countries, caliphates, Terracotta warriors and Arctic shelves. With 'the taste of a derelict future', his working class songs and spells have a political consciousness that is unafraid to be mythopoetic. Bone Ink is a fine debut from a poet to watch, whose work has already crossed national borders' - Michelle Cahill' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ulladulla, Milton - Ulladulla area, Shoalhaven area, South Coast, New South Wales,: Guillotine Press , 2017 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
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      • Published 1 March 2017.

      ISBN: 9780995399112, 0995399115
    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 100p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date 01 October 2019
      ISBN: 9781760801090

Works about this Work

Confronting the Barricades in Our Hearts : Harold Legaspi Reviews ‘Bone Ink’ by Rico Craig Harold Legaspi , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March no. 31 2021;

— Review of Bone Ink Rico Craig , 2017 selected work poetry

'Rico Craig teaches us through his writings. The opening poem ‘Angelo’ of the 2017 Anne Elder Award winner Bone Ink exposes the underbelly of Craig’s stomping ground in Western Sydney.'  (Introduction)

Confronting the Barricades in Our Hearts : Harold Legaspi Reviews ‘Bone Ink’ by Rico Craig Harold Legaspi , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , March no. 31 2021;

— Review of Bone Ink Rico Craig , 2017 selected work poetry

'Rico Craig teaches us through his writings. The opening poem ‘Angelo’ of the 2017 Anne Elder Award winner Bone Ink exposes the underbelly of Craig’s stomping ground in Western Sydney.'  (Introduction)

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