David Adès

David Adès is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet who moved to Sydney in 2016 after living for five years in Pittsburgh. He has been a member of Adelaide’s Friendly Street Poets since 1979 and is the author of Mapping the World (commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008), the chapbook Only the Questions Are Eternal and Afloat in Light (forthcoming from UWA Publishing in May 2017). His poems have appeared widely in Australia and the U.S. Poems have also been anthologised in both Australia and the U.S. in anthologies such as Moonstone Poetry Series 2014 Anthology of Featured Poets, Australian Love Poems, The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, Australian Poetry Members’ Anthology. In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. He has since been a finalist in the Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Competition and been Highly Commended in the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize.

Summary Execution, Execution, Execution

T.V. Dinner | Photograph | 39.5 in x 27 in | Christopher Ruane In history’s continuum / every beginning is artifice / every context is partial / every story is fragment / each iteration a Chinese whisper / transforming / …

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Wild Man

Wild man lurk behind eyes, pace beneath skin. Rocks rocks rocks rocks. Wild man was always is. He here not here. He long gone close by. Wild man take no answers. Rocks rocks rocks rocks. Wild man growl bottom of …

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A Line in the Sand

1. What did I know of consequences? The game delighted, so I played like a child, heedless, unaware of the migration of senses. First, my eyes, translating the world, drifted into yours, layering sight, mirror-mazing perception. Was it my face …

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