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Mike Ladd Mike Ladd i(A28968 works by) (birth name: Michael Jeffrey Ladd) (a.k.a. Michael Ladd)
Born: Established: 1959 Berkeley, California,
United States of America (USA),
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: ca. 1960
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Mike Ladd was born in the United States but his family returned to Australia when he was one year old, and he grew up at Blackwood in the Adelaide Hills. He holds a B.A. (in English and Philosophy) from Adelaide University. In 1980 he formed 'The Drum Poets' who perform his poetry using conventional instruments and found objects. During the 1980s he travelled in Europe and Africa, gathering information about drums and drumming.

Ladd has worked extensively with broadcasting. In the 1970s he co-produced with Span Hanna (qv) a programme of contemporary modern writing for Radio 5UV, 'Radio Active Poetry'. In London he worked on short-term contracts for the BBC and the British Institute of Recorded Sound and in 1983, he began working for ABC Radio. Since 1997 he has been producer and presenter of the Radio National poetry programme 'PoeticA'. He has written a number of plays for ABC Radio, has made sound recordings of music and poetry, and video poems.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

A Neighbour's Photo 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , February no. 360 2010; (p. 17) The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010; (p. 185-187) Invisible Mending 2016; (p. 1-4)
2009 Highly Commended Adelaide Review / University of Adelaide Creative Writing Program Short Fiction Competition
Bedroom Ceiling Fan i "White medusa", 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 117 2009; (p. 70-72) Invisible Mending 2016; (p. 18-20)
2008 highly recommended Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize
y separately published work icon Picture's Edge Kent Town : Friendly Street Poets Wakefield Press , 1994 Z392461 1994 selected work poetry
1996 shortlisted Festival Awards for Literature (SA) Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature John Bray Award for Poetry

Known archival holdings

National Library of Australia (ACT)
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