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Aidan Coleman Aidan Coleman i(A18709 works by)
Born: Established: 1976 Aberystwyth,
Wales (UK),
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1984
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Aidan Coleman was born in Wales and lived in Nottingham (UK) until he was eight years of age. With his family he emigrated to Australia in the mid-eighties, living in Wollongong, the Barossa Valley and Adelaide, where he now resides. Besides poetry, he writes reviews, speeches, and Shakespeare textbooks.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Asymmetry Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2012 Z1861766 2012 selected work poetry

''What greater challenge for a poet than the recovery of language after its loss? These dense, powerful poems are the fruits of Coleman's year-long struggle. They read like some profound and moving metaphor for the process of writing poetry itself, but on a far more important plane, as we follow him from struck muteness to the dredging up of the bare bones of language, a process of reclamation that seems to find its fullest and most joyous expression – its cure – in the sensuous love poems for his wife that conclude the book, the wife who was at his side every painful inch of the way.' Peter Goldsworthy

''The lyrics of Asymmetry show us by turns the sorrows of dire illness and the joys of love.

'Aidan Coleman sees and feels things in sharp and memorable ways; yet he not only makes us perceive the world better but also he leads us to appreciate it the more. Australian poetry is the richer for this book.' Kevin Hart

''Dizzying imagery, executed with utter control. Coleman's artistry puts him in the forefront of young poets anywhere.' Les Murray' (Publication summary)

2012 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
2014 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature South Australian Literary Awards John Bray Award for Poetry
y separately published work icon Avenues and Runways Blackheath : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2005 Z1216602 2005 selected work poetry
2006 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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