Here you will find the poetry of Geoffrey Aitken and recipes of Jenny Aitken.
For your enjoyment this site is refreshed weekly.
Geoffrey Aitken
Geoff AitkenI am Geoffrey Aitken an emerging poet in suburban Adelaide, South Australia, with growing credentials at home and abroad. I write as an older poet and former Senior School English teacher concerned about what we're doing to our youth and the problem of mental health along the avenues. I have experienced hospitalization, am medicated and feel for others who struggle. I do not dwell. My poetry is brief. I read at open mic here in the suburbs. I love people and poetry equally.

Recent publication history

Published in November, via “Lucky Jefferson” and their breakthrough issue Testament,
“current amplification factor(y)”

“The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019 judging process has now been completed, and I am pleased to tell you that your submission 'lived unremarkably' has been selected for publication in this year’s Creative Writing Anthology. Congratulations! Join the conversation @AestheticaMag and

ICOE Press, “One surviving Poem”, edited by Howard Firkin, 2019.
“it’s all relative”
To purchase this Anthology attend;

“Flashes of Brilliance” edited by Darren White, October 2019;

“Underground Writers” Issue #27 Case & Issue #28 Invitation, edited by Shelley Carter in July and November 2019;
“crank encased”

“Right Now – Human Rights in Australia” edited by Sara Navissi in March and then again in August 2019;
“for others”


Jenny Aitken
My Family CooksHi my name is Jenny Aitken and I met Geoff when I was 15 and he was 18 playing tennis for the local church. Baby Boomers born in Adelaide in the 50’s myself on Pageant Day so have always claimed I was brought by Father Christmas.

Three years ago we returned home after nearly 30 years in the Northern Territory mostly in Alice Springs. In retirement we love living in McLaren Vale enjoying all the Fleurieu Peninsular offers and at Easter welcomed daughter Jess who has relocated here from ‘the Alice”. My passion for cooking comes from my mother Ruth to whom I dedicate this page. My love of entertaining started in the mid 60’s when my father Colin Rees knocked down the wall between a bedroom and the lounge to make a dining room. The dining table, beautifully crafted by my grandfather Richard Rees, set with the best crockery and glasses, family favourites, recipes shared from around the world by an aunt, and the ‘hospitality of the table’ formed the basis of the entertaining we regularly do today. Recipes are either family favourites, classic comfort foods, from reading cookbooks or the latest online blogs. 
Enjoy and feel free to feedback to us.

Poetry Feasting