Souveniring absences

An award-winning poet’s seventh collection
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June 2022, no. 443
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Revenants by Adam Aitken

Giramondo, $24 pb, 96 pp

Souveniring absences

An award-winning poet’s seventh collection
by
June 2022, no. 443
Adam Aitken (photograph via Giramondo Publishing)
Adam Aitken (photograph via Giramondo Publishing)

Since his first collection, Letter to Marco Polo (1985), Adam Aitken has been at the forefront of the diversification of Australian poetry as it moved, slowly but irreversibly, to incorporate multicultural and transnational voices. Aitken has always been a world citizen. He was born in London in 1960 to an Anglo-Australian father and Thai mother, with his childhood thereafter spent between the United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia. As a young man, he attended Sydney University and embarked upon a long career as a poet, editor, and teacher which was recently recognised with the 2021 Patrick White Award.

Toby Davidson reviews ‘Revenants’ by Adam Aitken

Revenants

by Adam Aitken

Giramondo, $24 pb, 96 pp

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