Adam Aitken was born in London and lives in Sydney. He spent his early childhood in Thailand and Malaysia. He has been a recipient of the Australia Council Paris Studio Residency, and was Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Hawai’i Manoa. He co-edited the Contemporary Asian Australian Poets anthology (Puncher & Wattmann). His memoir One Hundred Letters Home (Vagabond Press) was published in 2016 and was listed for the ASAL gold medal. Archipelago, his latest collection of poetry, was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Award and the Prime Minister’s Literature Prize in 2018. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney.


Adam Aitken Costumes and interview


The Anti-travel Travel Poem

Pol Pot in Paris

On the Chemin de Fer

I Smell Buffalo in Cambodia

Adam Aitken on interlingual poetics