Poetry can provide a jolt, offering a world welcome in distinction to our daily existence. For Alicia Sometimes the poems of Gig Ryan do just that, providing an electric charge, a wild music that she loves and needs. As she says of the first time hearing Gig’s work ‘...it was a postpunk, rock and roll experience... She's unpredictable and measured all in the same sentence.'
Gig Ryan's poem, 'Eurydice's Suburb' is from her collection Heroic Money, Brandl & Schlesinger Poetry, 2001.
Alicia Sometimes is an Australian writer, poet, broadcaster and musician. She is a regular guest on ABC 774 and Radio National, and has appeared on ABC TV's Sunday Arts and ABC News Breakfast. Her poems have appeared in publications such as Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly and Westerly and she has performed her spoken word at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her two poetry collections are: kissing the curve and Soundtrack.