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 Aitken

is an awarded emerging South Australian Friendly Street 'New Poet' (Rainbow Press 2018) who has stylised industrial minimalism to drive him away from the scene of mental unwellness, misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, for the eyes and ears of those without voices. He attempts to highlight life’s inconsistencies using the irony of everyday events for best self while smiling at misfortune. His own life experience increases his concern about mental health along our avenues.

He remains grateful for friendships that maintained belief in life forces that ultimately reward us for our positive endeavour and to that end his signature Chapbook, ‘i want that in writing’ (Ginninderra Press 2020), was generated in thanks for ‘open mic’ spoken word encouragement by The Southern Performers Interactive Network. His poetry is published both locally, (AUS) and internationally, in (the UK, US, FR, CAN and CN).

Recent mentoring by prominent SA poets Dr Steve Evans, Jules Leigh Koch, and Thom Sullivan will see a modest new collection for release into 2022. More to follow.

Visit these links for a fuller picture of Geoffrey, his experiences, and his craft.
Finally, A Beginning by Geoffrey Aitken ~ wattletales.com.au      with thanks to LindyWarrell
https://www.theperspectiveproject.co.uk/geoffrey-aitken              with thanks to Rachel Berlingieri.

RECENT PUBLICATION HISTORY
Geoffrey Aitken’s 'i want that in writing' invites purchase (@ $5.00AU) for ongoing encouragement, recognition, and your enjoyment. Otherwise available at https://www.ginninderrapress.com.au/chapbooks.html ,He alo has copsies of the Friendly Street Poets' Anthology "New Poets 19" (Rainbow Press 2018) in which his poetry appears and remains available at a reduced and very saleable price of $15.00AU. Free postage within Australia.
Please use the contact form on this site for your purchase/s or engage Jennifer or Geoffrey in friendly conversation.

‘bell barred’
First published by Ginninderra Press in ‘Milestones’

edited by Stephen Matthews September 2021
‘cut-price’
First published by ‘Cacti Fur’ Sept 2021
edited by Jim Thompson
‘mouth wash’
First published August 2021 at ‘flashes of brilliance’

edited by Darren White
Poetry: mouth wash by Geoffrey Aitken - Flashes Of Brilliance
‘a day out’ & ‘existential’
first published at ‘poetic sun’ in Issue 4

edited by Shi Yang Su and Jia Ning Ran
Poetic Sun #ISSUE4 (poetic-sun.com)
‘in her words’
First published in ‘Adelaide: Mapping the Human City’ Anthology,

edited by Deb Stewart, August 2021
‘uluru statement unpacked’
First published by ‘The Mozzie’, Vol 27, Issue 4, edited by Ron Heard May 2019

‘spur lines’
First published at ‘The Perspective Project’ (UK)

edited by Rachel Berlingieri, June 2021,
spur lines - Geoffrey Aitken | Mental Health Poetry (theperspectiveproject.co.uk)
‘a flippant bird?’

First published in tamba, Issue 68, June 2021 by Goulburn Valley Writers, Pat Patt editor
www.gvwritersgroup.com 
'single signal'

First published by Ginninderra Press in ‘The Crow’, edited by Joan Fenney June 2021
'life stile'
First published by Green Tree Publishing in 'oxygen' edited by Cheryl Howard April 2021

‘wake-up call’
First published at ‘Hole in the Head’ May 2021 edited by William Schulz

Geoffrey Aitken 22 (holeintheheadreview.com)
'i live alone' 'ceasefire' & 'sanguine imbecility'
First published by MMH in "Globalisation: A Poetry Collection" March 2021 Edited by Kelly Van Nelson

www.mmhpressgroup.com 
'touching truth''
First published by Poets' Choice 2021 Collection of Poems '"Drunken Moments'' 'touching truth' www.poetschoices.com
'decree' 
First publlished at 'The Sunshine Review' February 14, 2021 edited by Danielle Adams

The Sunshine Review | Danielle Adams (danielle-adams.com)
'tethered tail'
First published by Ginninderra Press in 'The Crow' Decemember 2020 Editor Joan Fenney

'in her words'
First published in 'Adelaide: Mapping the Human City' edited by Deb Stewart 2020

'heightened state'
First published in tamba, Issue 67, 2020 by Goulburn Valley Writers, Pat Patt editor' 

gvwritersgroup.com
'without clarity'
First published by 'The Closed Eye Open' November 2020, edited by Daniel Morgan

The Closed Eye Open – An exploration of consciousness
'figuratively'
Highly Commended Mindshare Awards October 2020 'Published Established Poets' Category

https://mindshare.org.au/writing/figuratively/
'brutality'
First published at 'into the void' in "WE ARE ANTIFA" Anthology October 6th, 2020, edited by Heath Brougher

'she did'
First published in 'The Crow' Poems from South Australia, September 2020, edited by Joan Fenney

'reciprocity'
First published by 'Nine Muses Poetry', edited by Annest Gwilym, June '20

https://ninemusepoetry.com/2020/06/25/one-poem-by-geoffrey-aitken/
'artificial unintelligence'
First published 'The Daily Drunk Mag', edited by Shawn (anon), '20

https://thedailydrunk.com/f/artificial-unintelligence 
'clean face'
First published in TAMBA, Issue 66, 2020 by Goulburn Valley Writers edited by Pat Patt

www.gvwritersgroup.com
'rock art'
First published 'New Verse News', edited by James Pentra, June 2020

https://newversenews.blogspot.com/ Blog Archive Tuesday, June 09, 2020
'the after'
First published 'Sparks of Calliope', edited by Randal Burd, May 2020

https://sparksofcalliope.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/the-after-by-geoffrey-aitken/
'December 2019 - free radicals'
First published "Militant Thistles" edited by Alan Morrison, May 2020

http://militantthistles.moonfruit.com/geoffrey-aitken-poem/4594956897
'circular economy'
"Flashes of Brilliance" edited by Darren White, March 2020

https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/poetry-circular-economy-geoffrey-aitken/
'kingdom'
Published February 2020 "Plum Tree Tavern" USA edited by Russell Streur
http://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/
‘night bloom’
Published by Pomme Journal, Valentine’s Day 2020 in, “Put Into Words, My Love”

To purchase see; https://pommejournal.com/store
'current amplification factor(y)'
Published in November, via “Lucky Jefferson” and their breakthrough issue Testament, 
https://luckyjefferson.com/pages/testament 
'lived unremarkably'
“The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019 submission 'lived unremarkably' has been selected for publication in this year’s Creative Writing Anthology.
Join the conversation @AestheticaMag and facebook.com/aestheticamagazine
'vespers'
“Flashes of Brilliance” edited by Darren White, October 2019

https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/vespers-geoffrey-aitken/
'crank encased' http://underground-writers.org/product/issue-27-case/
'illusionist' http://underground-writers.org/product/issue-28-invitation/
“Underground Writers” Issue #27 Case & Issue #28 Invitation, edited by Shelley Carter in July and November 2019;

 
Jenny Aitken
My Family Cooks
In retirement we are loving living in McLaren Vale enjoying all the Fleurieu Peninsular offers. 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 a wall to make a dining room. The dining table, beautifully crafted by my grandfather Richard Rees, set with the best crockery and glasses, family favourites 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.

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