Adam Aitken

Hi, I’ll be active in this community in the near future.

Adam Aitken is a poet and non-fiction writer born in London and now lives in Sydney. He spent his early childhood in Thailand and Malaysia, and has worked for extensive periods teaching English in Indonesia. He is the author of five full length collections of poetry and a PhD thesis on the Asian Imaginary in Australian literature. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii, and Poet in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Artes, Paris. He co-edited the Contemporary Asian Australian Poets anthology (Puncher & Wattmann) in 2013, with poetry and essays appearing in Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, Arc, Best Australian Poems, Transnational Literature, and Poetryinternational.org. His memoir One Hundred Letters Home (Vagabond Press) was published in 2016. Archipelago, his latest collection of poetry, was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Award and the Prime Minister’s Literature Prize in 2018.

 

Archipelago (Vagabond Press 2017) 


Contemporary Asian Australian Poets

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