About Adrian Caesar | States of Poetry ACT - Series One

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AdrianCaesarAdrian Caesar was born and educated in England, but has lived and worked in Australia for more than thirty years. Formerly Associate Professor of English at UNSW at ADFA, since leaving full-time employment in 2004 Adrian has occasionally taught creative woks of literary and cultural criticism and an experimental 'non-fiction novel', The White, which won the Victorian Premier's Award for non-fiction in 2000 and the ACT Book of the Year in 2000. His novel, The Blessing, was published by Arcadia in 2015. He has also published five books of poetry, the latest of which is, Dark Cupboards New Rooms (Shoestring Press, 2014). High Wire (2005) was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Prize in 2007. His work has recently featured in The Best Australian Poems 2014 and Dazzled – an anthology of poems long-listed for the inaugural University of Canberra's Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize.

State Editor's notes

'Adrian Caesar is ... a long-term Canberra resident who has a long-term involvement in the Canberra poetry community. He brings wit and precision to his carefully formulated but deeply felt works, and achieves a fine balance between technique and mood, and between the intimate and the public,' writes ABR's States of Poetry - ACT State Editor Jen Webb. Read her full  States of Poetry introduction here.

States of Poetry

'Spring Fall'

'Crafting Consolation'

'Shell Burial'

'Charlotte's Grace'

'A Salutation'

Recordings

States of Poetry 2016 ACT Podcast | 'Charlotte's Grace' and 'Spring Fall' by Adrian Caesar

Further reading and links

Adrian Caesar's website

Adrian Caesar on the ACT Writers Showcase website

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