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Ken Bolton Ken Bolton i(A28141 works by) (a.k.a. Kenneth Reginald Bolton)
Also writes as: Fran Daddo ; Raoul Du Plicit
Born: Established: 1949 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Poet, art critic, editor and publisher, Ken Bolton has an Arts degree from the University of Sydney, with First Class Honours in Fine Arts, and a PhD in English from the University of Adelaide. He is the author of many volumes of poetry, some of which he has written collaboratively with John Jenkins. His extensive travels have informed much of his work, and he has spent time in Rome on an Australia Council residency. He moved to Adelaide in 1982 and has worked for the Experimental Art Foundation, editing the literary journals Otis Rush and Magic Sam and running a small press called Little Esther Books.

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y separately published work icon Salute Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2019 20924207 2019 selected work poetry

'Gee these poems be limber, you think, flipping thru the pages, admiring, here, the cut of this poem's jib, there the poise & rancour of another. 

'For this is a book that might save your heart, a book to pull from your jacket pocket at some moment of last judgement & wave at the gate keeper, a tall and bearded dude, surely a hipster — avant la lettre but also after it — outside of time in fact, where final judgements are, and truth and poetry. You wave it at him. It's a talisman, dude, you say. 'An earnest,' says the figure, 'of your capacity for cool and rigour?' He nods and you smile. You both smile — and he waves you in. ' (Publication summary)

2022 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Award for Poetry
y separately published work icon Sly Mongoose Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2011 Z1797095 2011 selected work poetry

'In Sly Mongoose the author deals with the vagaries of the Adelaide art-scene, the career of Cy Twombly, the Sydney of the 1920s, 40s and today. A quartet of poems treats a single locale and time-frame from the point of view of an ‘ordinary punter’, a beaver, a worried mother and a cyclist; and there is a sequence drawn from a diary of travel through an imaginary Africa in the 1970s, each entry partly structured around a buried pun or near-pun; a further pair of poems deals with after-echoes, among his friends, of the passing of John Forbes. So there you go.' (Publication summary)

2012 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
2011 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon A Whistled Bit of Bop Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2010 Z1713027 2010 selected work poetry
2010 shortlisted The Age Book of the Year Award Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
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