Ken Bolton

States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Gilbert Place - Cafe Boulevard' by Ken Bolton

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Ken Bolton reads 'Gilbert Place - Cafe Boulevard' which features in the 2016 South Australian anthology. More

States of Poetry 2016 SA Podcast | 'Salute' by Ken Bolton

30 June 2016

In this episode of Australian Book Review's States of Poetry podcast, Ken Bolton reads 'Salute' which features in the 2016 South Australian anthology.

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Gilbert Place - Cafe Boulevard' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton
05 April 2016

for Lee Harwood

 

Softly solarised and parallel
two lines echo each other, glow slightly,
in a space that is nowhere

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States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'What Do I Owe Them?' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton
06 April 2016

Should the unique serve to typify?
Have they been ill-used? To what purpose?

 

Asian Couple

                    The Asian couple.
I am inclined to think Chinese –
mostly on the basis of size,
but not Japanese (the ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | 'Salute' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton
06 April 2016

I wonder what happens
in Seb's kitchen, I see
him round the corner
into the room, sun shining, cat
ready for food, a grin
that is mixed of resignation
& amusement eyes alight
for the opportunity
each day brings. I always
liked the way he understood
things – things I've
never understood –
as an open secret, knowledge
with w ... More

States of Poetry 2016 - South Australia | About Ken Bolton

Australian Book Review
05 April 2016

Thoughtful –and yet forgetful, easily distracted, hardly there sometimes Ken Bolton's is a lyrical figure limned against the harsh outlines, the stark colours, of the Adelaide art world

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'30.11.12' by Ken Bolton

Ken Bolton
27 May 2013

What am I going to write here?
Something, I hope. A year
or so since I last launched out


in my usual spot

and stopped, because I didn’t
want the usual
– which
after all this time with
nothing else happening
I miss.  I hear
a high-pitched scattered voic ... More