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Timoshenko Aslanides Timoshenko Aslanides i(A4598 works by) (a.k.a. Timoshenko John Aslanides)
Born: Established: 24 Dec 1943 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 6 Jan 2020 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
Gender: Male
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The son of a Greek father (John Paul Aslanides) and an Australian mother (Olive Emma Browne) Timoshenko Aslanides graduated in music from the University of Sydney and in economics from ANU. He began writing poetry in 1975 and was a full-time professional poet from 1985.

Aslanides acknowledged 'the importance to [his] writing of the friendship with, and mentorship provided by, Judith Wright during the last twenty years of her life' and commented that his 'poems define Australian mythologies. They also celebrate the achievement of great Australians and connect these and other people with large and significant issues ... [My] poetry asserts the significance of love, work and the family in the pursuit of happiness, demonstrates the imaginative genius of the people, vindicates Canberra as national capital and connects it with a wider community in which are described some of the enormous range and diversity of the flora, fauna and natural and built environments of Australia.' (Correspondence with the author, January 2005).

As well as his listed poetry collections, Aslanides wrote, with his wife Jenny Stewart as co-author, two guidebooks, Goulburn and Environs (Olive Press, 1983) and Canberra and the ACT (Kangaroo Press, 1988), and published Twenty-Two Balmain Crescent, Acton: The Story of a House and Its People (ANU Parents-on-Campus Childcare Centre, 1991). He won the 1983 National Parks Writers Award (NSW), was joint winner of the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria Poetry Award in 1998 and won the Canberra Times Artist of the Year Award (2002)

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y separately published work icon Occasions for Words : Poems for Birth, Marriage, Death and Much Between Kent Town : Wakefield Press , 2006 Z1324689 2006 selected work poetry 'This book will prove a useful resource both for civil and religious celebrants and their clients. It will also be a bridge between poets and the people and a great contribution to the cultural life of Australia.' Dally Messenger III, 'Foreword' (p. vi)
2006 special mention Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards Individual Category
y separately published work icon Australian Things Ringwood : Penguin , 1990 Z463405 1990 selected work poetry
1988 joint second ABC / ABA Bicentennial Literary Award For the Poetry Australia Literary Award
y separately published work icon The Greek Connection Canberra : Timoshenko Aslanides , 1977 Z272582 1977 selected work poetry
1978 winner International Awards Commonwealth Poetry Prize Best First Collection of Poetry
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