Adam Aitken

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 Adam Aitken is a researcher in writing at the University of Technology Sydney. He spent his early childhood in London, Thailand and Malaysia, before settling in Sydney. He is the author of numerous articles on poetry, works of creative non-fiction, and four books of poetry. He was Poet in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2011, and co-edited the contemporary Asian Australian Poets anthology (Puncher & Wattmann) in 2013. His most recent poetry and essays have recently appeared in HEAT, Axon, Canadian journal Arc and in Transnational Literature. His memoir One Hundred Letters Home was published by Vagabond Press in 2016.

Reviews and articles about Adam Aitken:

J.S. Harry, ‘Pirouetting on a Precipice’, Southerly, Vol 62 No 1 2002

Robert Adamson, ‘Theatre of Language and Meaning’, Review(s) of Romeo and Juliet in subtitles, by Adam Aitken, Island Magazine Issue 84 (Spring-Summer 2000-2001)

Stephanie Bishop, ‘Streetwords’, ‘Out Loud’, The Fine Print: Newsletter of the UTS Writers Group, No. 2 Spring 2001 pp.1 -3.

Van Ikin and Darren Jorgensen, ‘Australia’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2001, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p. 5.

Martin Duwell, (Untitled review of Adam Aitken and Peter Skrzynecki), Heat 15 September 2000

Pam Brown, ‘East of Shakespeare,’ Sydney Morning Herald August 12 2000

Geoff Page, ‘A poet who is difficult to pigeonhole’, Canberra Times, September 16 2000

Gig Ryan, ‘New Language, displaced words’, The Age 18 July 2000

Barry Hill, ‘Measured Meditations’, Weekend Australian, 15 July 2000

Thomas Shapcott , Australian Book Review, July 2000

Katherine Gallagher, Review of Crossing Lake Toba, Poetry Review (UK) Vol 89 No 1 Spring 1999

Stephanie Bishop, ‘Streetwords’, ‘Out Loud’, The Fine Print: Newsletter of the UTS Writers Group, No. 2 Spring 2001 pp.1 -3.

Van Ikin and Darren Jorgensen, ‘Australia’, Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 2001, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p. 5.

Martin Duwell, (Untitled review of Adam Aitken and Peter Skrzynecki), Heat 15 September 2000

Geoff Page, ‘A poet who is difficult to pigeonhole’, Canberra Times, September 16 2000

Gig Ryan, ‘New Language, displaced words’, The Age 18 July 2000

Barry Hill, ‘Measured Meditations’, Weekend Australian, 15 July 2000

Thomas Shapcott , Australian Book Review, July 2000

 J.A. Wainright, ‘Poet re-writes the “empire of signs”’, Antipodes 1998

Jonathan Este ‘Picador New Writing 4’ The Australian’s Review of Books 1997

Martin Duwell, ‘Where Concerns Reside’, The Australian 25 January 1997

‘At Home with New Voices in Australian Poetry’,  Ballarat Courier 18 January 1997 p. 34

John Kinsella, ‘Towards a New Canon’, The Australian’s Review of Books 1997

Paul Bradley, ‘Crowded Poetry’, On Dit 1996

Ivor Indyk, ‘A Question of Voice’, Australian Review of Books August 1996

Geoff Page, Review of In One House, Books and Writing, ABC Radio National 6 Sept 1996

Don Anderson, ‘The Frog in the Ecosystem’ 24 Hours ABC Publications 1996

Pam Brown,  HEAT No 2 1996

Mandy Sayer, ‘The Pick of the Crop’, The Weekend Review 7 December 1996

Ivor Indyk, ‘Best Books of ‘96’, The Sydney Morning Herald 7 December 1996

Nicholas Jose, ‘Best Books of ‘96’, The Sydney Morning Herald 7 December 1996

Don Anderson, ‘Best Books of ‘96’, The Sydney Morning Herald 7 December 1996

Tim Thorne, The Hobart Mercury, 2 September 1996

Dipti Saravanamuttu, Southerly, 1996

Keith Russell, ‘The Light Touch:Recent Australian Poetry’ Quadrant Jan/Feb 1987

John Irving, ‘Three Poets: Another Achievement for Small Presses’ Australian Book Review 1986

Judith Rodriguez, ‘New Poets Show Power Amid Complexity’, Sydney Morning Herald 1985

ANTHOLOGIES

Contemporary Australian Poets, Puncher and Wattmann, 2016.

Best Australian Poems 2016, Black Ink

Co-editor and contributor, Contemporary Asian-Australian Poets, Puncher and Wattmann 2013.

The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry, ULM books, University of Louisiana, 2013

The Puncher and Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry, edited by John Leonard, Puncher & Wattmann, 2010

The Literature of Australia, W W Norton and Company, 2009

Best Australian Poems 2009, edited by Robert Adamson, Black Inc, 2009

Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, Centre of Macquarie University PEN, 2009

The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, edited by John Kinsella, Penguin, 2008

Contemporary Australian Poetry in Chinese Translation, edited by Ouyang Yu and John Kinsella, 2008

Windchimes, Asia in Australian Poetry, Pandanus Poetry, edited by Noel Rowe and Vivian Smith 2006, pp. 211-3

Poets Union Poems About War, http://www.poetsunion.com/PoemsAboutWar.htm

Best Australian Poems 2005, edited by Les Murray, Black Inc, 2005

New Music, Anthology of Australian Poetry, edited by John Leonard, Island Press, 2001

Big Bridge: a Webzine of Poetry, http://www.bigbridge.org/issue9/ozaitken.htm

Landbridge: Australian Contemporary Poetry, edited by John Kinsella, Fremantle Arts Centre Press

Calyx, an Anthology of New Australian Poetry, edited by Peter Minter and Michael Brennan, Craftsman House/Paper Bark Press 2000

New World Tattoo: Newcastle Poetry Prize 1996; Picador New Writing 4 1997

The Night Jar: Newcastle Poetry Prize 1997

Midday Horizon, Round Table Publications 1996

Poetry (Chicago USA) Special Australian Poetry Issue, November 1996

Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems , edited by Jennifer Strauss, 1990

Writers in the Park: The Book, edited by Writers in the Park Committee, 1985

Minute to Midnight: New Writing for Peace and Disarmament edited by Christopher Kelen, 1985

New Pressings, Poetry Australia, 1984.

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