Mike Ladd reviews 'Asymmetry' by Aidan Coleman

Asymmetry

by Aidan Coleman

Brandl & Schlesinger, $24.95 pb, 71 pp, 9781921556319

In July 2007, at the age of thirty-one, Aidan Coleman suffered a stroke as a result of a brain tumour. Asymmetry is a book in two parts. The first details the poet’s survival after this near-death experience, his struggle to regain full use of his body and to speak and write again. The second part is a group of love poems for his wife, Leana.

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Mike Ladd

Mike Ladd

Mike Ladd lives and writes in Adelaide. He produces Poetica each week on ABC Radio National. His most recent book is Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea (Wakefield Press, 2012).

Published in September 2012 no. 344

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