Aidan Coleman

States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Secondary' by Aidan Coleman

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Aidan Coleman reads 'S More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Shorts' by Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman
06 April 2016

Octopus

Quick across the twilight road,
the eight legs of the cat.

 

Flood

Water corrects the earth
to flatness, patching fields with sky.

 

Alarm

Little boat of red figures, adrift between two days.

 

Window

The creek slides through the rain's eyelashes.

 

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Motivational' by Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman
06 April 2016

Fitness: fact, fiction
or fantasy? – among things
meant. Parachutes

open like fuchsias,
picnic hampers
of kittens float quietly

down, as peaks
push through
resplendent mists.

Your sense
falls upward
like helium or blinds,

now it's precisely
subtitled, you realise –
as the first tentative

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Immortal Diamond' by Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman
06 April 2016

The do-it-yourself piano isn't
kicked to matchwood, and you take
this for affirmation. When we
work out how to switch off
Bob Dylan, your plangent homemades
will go unaccompanied, no longer
sought like an injury lost in the mists
of Hansard. People suggest topics

they won't be using, and this is
more like an archive sneeze
than what yesteryea ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Secondary' by Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman
06 April 2016

1.

Angling over star-fields,
the pitches lit like billiard tables.
Those lengths you were shouted up and back,
lungs scoured by brillo air.
The lazier concord of close mown grass
and low hanging fruit
of the short boundary. A tang of primitive
electronics: the circuit board's braille labyrinth,
the slab type of Amstrad.
This callow path, you< ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Aidan Coleman

06 April 2016

Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman is a poet, critic and speechwriter. He has published two collections of poetry: Avenues & Runways and Asymmetry, shortlisted for awards including the NSW Premier's Kenneth Slessor Prize, the ... More

'Barbarian Studies' a new poem by Aidan Coleman

Aidan Coleman
30 July 2015

Weather in which I might be
elsewhere, lounging
book in hand, Tim Tams
(dark, perhaps), tea a given,

instead of the uphill pram push of swaying kids,
singing drunkenly –
what a coachman circa 1840
or his horse felt, probably,

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