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‘Spirit of the Collection’: poetry alive at Manly Art Gallery

September 25, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm
20 pieces from leading, developing & local poets were selected that draw inspiration from artworks in MAG&M’s collection in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word & the Manly: Art from the Vault exhibition. There will be an open reading section This is part of the Manly FestivalWhen: Sun 25 Sept, 2 – 4pmWhere: Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade, ManlyCost: gold coin donation (refreshments served)Contact: …See More
Aug 26, 2016
Adam Aitken replied to alan jefferies's discussion We are all poets, or ... poetry in the age of narcissism ...
"Another reason is few educational institutions teach poetry seriously. When I studied English at Sydney Uni I could study poetry (reading it) throughout my undergraduate degree and had great lecturers who knew what great poetry was. As students, we…"
Jun 9, 2016
Adam Aitken replied to alan jefferies's discussion We are all poets, or ... poetry in the age of narcissism ...
"Hi Alan, I very much know where you are coming from here. I think we are both really contemplative poets looking for contemplative, thoughtful  readers. We are also believers in the craft, but I would say I love poets trying to experiment and…"
May 21, 2016

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Overdose

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:14 1 Comment

Overdose

 

 

A man will die in Laos.

Today, and tomorrow.

 

Today and tomorrow

a man will change a tire.

 

Behind him a mountain

in its 50th century

of slash and burn.

A waterfall, rapids.

 

A boy drinks methanol

at a Blue Moon party

 

on an island

where the souls of the dead

are rarely encountered

but often…

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Poem

Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:13 0 Comments

Poem

 

And what shall

you do with yourself

oh tiny poem

in the vastness of white space,

your privilege?

Poem: the Day Danno Died

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 11:30 0 Comments

The Day Danno Died (i. m. James MacArthur)

 

The day Danno from Hawaii Five O died

it was 84 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.

Somebody, not me, had found some shoes

of a fifties vintage

in Uyeda's Shoe Store in Puck's Ally

where boxes are stacked every which way.

 

The day Danno died somone in Hawai'i

had probably entered Masako's Candy & Gifts

which is on the ocean side of Beretania,

between Piikoi…

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An Absolutely Ordinary Elephant

Posted on October 23, 2012 at 18:13 0 Comments

My Les A Murray parody

An Absolutely Ordinary Elephant

 

 

An absolutely ordinary elephant makes tracks

to the breeding grounds of India

stops off to raid the Frost Free, terrorise

a few local farmers. Now that

forests are a vague memory (even

to an elephant who can't forget)

he finds beer and Sang Som liquor

absolutely to his taste.

Maybe he could cry, but doesn't.

A decade past he blundered…

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 10:01 on March 4, 2010, Adrian Wiggins said…
Hey Adam, welcome to the Sydney Poetry social network. You are member #4. Hope you like the site. Sorry not to see you the other night at workshop. Cheers, Adrian.
At 14:09 on March 5, 2010, Niobe Syme said…
Adam, come to the next workshop!
At 7:39 on February 8, 2012, Bridget Cameron said…

Thanks for accepting my friendship request. All the best with you poetry :).

At 17:32 on April 14, 2012, william james falls said…

Thanks Adam for your words of support, I need them all. bill falls

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