Dick Alderson i(28 works by)
Born: Established: 1941 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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A former engineer, Dick Alderson started writing poetry in 1994. In 2007 he was a member of the Fremantle based Out of the Asylum writers' group (q.v.).

Awards for Works

The Astronomer’s Wife 2014 selected work poetry

'Dick Alderson’s collection presents a wonderfully accessible poetry that draws on memories and acute observation. “Skein” recalls holding “the soft thread” of wool for his mother “in an almost embrace”. His is a quiet, gentle nature poetry. He listens as a “windmill groans and wheezes”; showing his equal adroitness with simile and metaphor, ibis are “like old aunts doing a chore thoroughly” and lemons are “tart sacs shaped like tears”. When fruit bats fly with “a dull umbrella-opening flop and flap” we become aware of his frequent playfulness, Alderson’s bats an Australian version of Yeats’s wild swans at Coole.' (Publication summary)

2015 commended The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award
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