Michael Aiken Michael Aiken i(A64049 works by)
Born: Established: Sydney, ;
Gender: Male
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Michael Aiken was raised on the New South Wales Central Coast. He has a degree in English Literature and has worked as a freelance youth worker, security guard, life model and communications professional. In November 2004 he was poet in residence for the youth e-zine Create.

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A Vicious Example 2014 selected work poetry

'The nature of Sydney and the nature in Sydney, these are the foundations for much of Michael Aiken’s plain-speaking poetry, a verse that can be spare or lush as the city itself or as the city requires.

'Michael Aiken’s poems are minimalist in style and expansive in scope. He has the ability to infuse a poem with menace and tenderness, often within the same line, and he does so with a quiet yet potent confidence.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted ASAL Awards Mary Gilmore Award for a First Book of Poetry
2015 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry
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