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Rico Craig Rico Craig i(7340234 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Rico Craig is a writer and creative writing teacher, sharing his time between poetry, prose and working on pantomime scripts with school students. Recent writing has appeared in write this, Spilling Ink Review, Story.book, Independent Ink, Subtext and elsewhere. Rico undertook a Master of Creative Writing at The University of Sydney.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2020 shortlisted Queensland Poetry Festival The Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry
2014 shortlisted The Newcastle Poetry Prize For 'Lampedo'.
shortlisted for Chiroptera : Seven Ages of Juliane Koepcke

Awards for Works

Chiroptera : Seven Ages of Juliane Koepcke i "& Juliane is reborn through clouds, with a polished coin", 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Montreal International Poetry Prize - 2020 Shortlist 2020;
2020 shortlisted Montreal International Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Bone Ink Ulladulla : Guillotine Press , 2017 13390527 2017 selected work poetry ''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)
2017 winner Anne Elder Award
2018 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
With Chris Ofili in the Upper Room i "From darkened walls, Ofili's monkeys conspire, their eyes", 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Dazzled : The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize 2014; (p. 40-41)
2014 longlisted The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize
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