Adam Aitken 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.
Recent reviews and articles about Adam Aitken:
State Library Awards NSW Premiers Prize Judges comments
Prime Ministers Awards 2018 shortlist Judges Report
David Gilbey Reviews Adam Aitken and Elizabeth Allen 19 December 2018 http://cordite.org.au/reviews/gilbey-aitken-allen/
Michael Brennan, ‘Adam Aitken’ in Poetry International Web. Available at http://australia.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=666
Adelaide Writers’ Week director Laura Kroetsch introduces the Adelaide Writers’ Week authors for 2017.
To Gather Your Leaving: Asian Diasporic Poetry from America, Australia, UK, and Europe, edited by Boet Kim, Cheng, Arin Alycia Fong, and Justin Chia, Ethos Books, 2019.
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.