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

I am an emerging South Australian “New Poet” with a minimalist industrial signature that sees me published both locally and internationally (AUS, US, UK, CAN & FR). I passionately record observations of struggle and injustice for supporters’ intimate sharing or private contemplation. I write as a former Senior School English teacher concerned for our youth and the problem of mental health along the avenues. I do not dwell. My poetry is brief. I read at open mic here in the suburbs. I am not after dinner congeniality. I love the people who make life poetic.

Geoffrey Aitken and Ginninderra Press announces the release of 'i want that in writing'
a Chapbook of 'spoken word' poetry celebrating his support by Southern Performers' Interactive Network with whom he shares 'open mic' nights - available at or ask him in person
Highly Commended Mindshare Awards October 2020 'Published Established Poets' Category

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

First published by 'Nine Muses Poetry', edited by Annest Gwilym, June '20
'artificial unintelligence'
First published 'The Daily Drunk Mag', edited by Shawn (anon), '20 
'clean face'
First published in TAMBA, Issue 66, 2020 by Goulburn Valley Writers edited by Pat Patt
'rock art'
First published 'New Verse News', edited by James Pentra, June 2020 Blog Archive Tuesday, June 09, 2020
'the after'
First published 'Sparks of Calliope', edited by Randal Burd, May 2020
'December 2019 - free radicals'
First published "Militant Thistles" edited by Alan Morrison, May 2020
'circular economy'
"Flashes of Brilliance" edited by Darren White, March 2020
Published February 2020 "Plum Tree Tavern" USA edited by Russell Streur
‘night bloom’
Published by Pomme Journal, Valentine’s Day 2020 in, “Put Into Words, My Love”
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current amplification factor(y)'
Published in November, via “Lucky Jefferson” and their breakthrough issue Testament, 
'lived unremarkably'
“The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2019
submission 'lived unremarkably' has been selected for publication in this year’s Creative Writing Anthology.
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“Flashes of Brilliance” edited by Darren White, October 2019
crank encased'
“Underground Writers” Issue #27 Case & Issue #28 Invitation, edited by Shelley Carter in July and November 2019;

Please Note: at $20.00 each, only a few copies of "New Poets 19" Friendly Street Poets' Anthology remain unsold - read some wonderful poetry by Bruce Greenhalgh ('meteorology of enjambment'), Maria Vouis ('Eye Print') and Geoffrey Aitken ('Soundings').
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Jenny Aitken
My Family CooksIn 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.

Poetry Feasting