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Kenneth Gardiner Kenneth Gardiner i(A7928 works by) (a.k.a. Ken Gardiner; K. H. J. Gardiner; Kenneth Herbert James Gardiner)
Born: Established: 6 Feb 1932 London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1 Aug 2011 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1966
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BiographyHistory

Kenneth Gardiner grew up in London's East End during the war. He completed a degree in Indian history before doing two years compulsory training in the RAF. He then moved to Tokyo on a Monbusho scholarship where he spent three years reading and translating the works of classical Chinese philosophers and poets, whose style gradually influenced his own.

In 1966 Gardiner came to Canberra to work at the Australian National University. Gardiner's poetry was published in Island as well as in various local publications including Muse, Blast and the Canberra Times. His work also appeared in two anthologies: The Poetry of Canberra (1990) and Looking Out, Looking In (1994), with four other Canberra poets.

Gardiner read his poetry in numerous venues around Canberra including the Canberra Theatre, Cafe Neruda and various art galleries as well as on public radio.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

From Condor Creek i "Afternoon in the mountains, the sun blocked", 1991 single work poetry
— Appears in: Blast , Summer no. 17 1991; (p. 37) Looking Out, Looking In : Canberra Poets 1994; (p. 83)
1990 second FAW ACT Writers Competition Poetry Section
Listening to Lyre Birds i "Stands of trees gray as cathedrals. Still we climbed", 1990 single work poetry
— Appears in: Muse , April no. 86 1990; (p. 21) The Poetry of Canberra 1990; (p. 10)
1990 second Binalong Banjo Paterson Poetry Prize
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