Publication History

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Aesthetica Magazine UK
'lived unremarkedly' first published Poem of the Month Friendly Street Poets August 2018 republished Aesthetica Magazine 2020 editor Oz Hardwick @AestheticaMag and 

Ariel Chart
‘disturbed’ first published August 2022, edited Mark Antony Rossi disturbed (
‘entrapment’ first published January 2022 edited Mark Antony Rossi entrapment ( 

Black Poppy Review US 

‘the greater landscape’‘dry arrangement’ first published April 2022 edited Sandy Benitez Black Poppy Review 

Cacti Fur
cut-price first published September 2021 edited Jim Thompson CUT-PRICE – Geoffrey Aitken | Cacti Fur

Canberra Times 
'Graduation’ first published December 10th, 2022 Editor Penelope Cottier

‘heightened state’, ‘a flippant bird?’ & ‘backpacker’ republished March 24th, 2023 at ‘Defuncted’

Déraciné Magazine US

‘correction’ & ‘a reading’ first published Volume IX summer 2022 edited Victoria Elghasen and Michelle Baleka  déraciné – gothic literary magazine (

Discretionary Love 
‘one wintery summer’ first published November 19th 2022 by The Editorial Team one wintery summer | Discretionary Love
& ‘razored’  first published April 18th 2022 edited Jessica
  Two Poems | Discretionary Love

Five Fleas US
‘tapped for lines’ first published October 21st 2023 edited Roberta Beach Jacobsen Five Fleas Itchy Poetry Five Fleas Itchy Poetry: October 2023 
‘unusual depth’ & ‘100% implausible’
first published May 6th ’23 edited Robin/Roberta Beach Jacobsen
Five Fleas (Itchy Poetry)
‘carefree’ first published November 30th 2022 edited Robin/Roberta Beach Jacobsen
‘never so long first published October 28 2022 edited Robin/Roberta  Five Fleas (Itchy Poetry): Evening of October 28, 2022

Flashes of Brilliance
‘mouth wash’ first published August 2021 edited Darren White  Poetry: mouth wash by Geoffrey Aitken - Flashes Of Brilliance
'circular economy' 
first published March 2020 edited Darren White 
'vespers' first published October 2019 edited Darren White

Frances Folk 20th Anniversary
On the last weekend of February each year the tiny town of Frances on the South Australian/Victorian border opens its doors and heart to folk lovers, musicians, poets, dancers, artists and appreciators.
‘landscaped lamentation’, ‘small ventures’ & ‘browsing blues’ ‘Platinum Poems’ published 2019 edited David Harris and Edie Eicas

Friendly Street Poets

Friendly Street Poets – Adelaide Poets Collective Australia’s longest running open-mic poetry reading community

'[White Thrift]' commended August 2023 ‘poem of the month’ Friendly Street Poets editors Rob Ferris & Maria Vouis Poem of the month – Friendly Street Poets
commended July, ‘salvaged’ & ‘contractions’ 2022 Anthology #47 beyond the bend… edited Veronica Cookson and David Cookson 
& ‘summer crop’ 2021 Anthology #46 something to say… edited Louise Nicholas and Judy Dally 
2020 Anthology #45 Q edited Glen R Johns and Sarah Radford 
2019 Anthology #44 Kaleidoscope edited Nigel Ford and Valerie Volk 
'lived unremarkably’
poem of the month August & ‘preserving memories’ 2018 Anthology #43 alchemy edited Veronica Cookson and Lindy Warrell 
‘it’s all relative’
short-listed FSP ‘Nova Prize’ - best first year poet/poem, 2017 Anthology #42 Dream Water Fragment edited Ros Schultz and Karl Cameron-Jackson

Friendly Street Poets Goolwa Anthology
‘negative developments’ & ‘mortgaged’ ‘Fleurieu Flow’ published 2019 edited John Malone and Margaret Clarke

Ginninderra Press
No Laughing Matter
a Pocket Poets Chapbook published 2023 edited Brenda Eldridge Geoffery Aitken / No Laughing Matter (
i want that in writing a Picaro Poets Chapbook published 2020 edited Brenda Eldridge Our books (
'bell barred’ first published September 2021 ‘Milestones’ edited Stephen Matthews  

lobalisation A Poetry Collection US
'i live alone' 'ceasefire' & 'sanguine imbecility' first published by MMH March 2021 edited Kelly Van Nelson  

Hot Pot Magazine NA
‘jarred’ first published 2nd March 2023 edited Emily Pedroza

Hole in the Head
'mixed messages' & 'our place'first published 1st May 2022 edited William Schultz Geoffrey Aitken (
‘wake-up call’ first published May 2021 edited William Schultz Geoffrey Aitken (

‘'perspective' 'creature comfort' and 'at the reading' first published December 1, 2023 editor Steve Cawte impspired Geoffrey Aitken – impspired
'any option is the biggest seller’ ‘in pictures and words’ & ‘spliff’ first published August 1st 2023 edited Steve Cawte
Geoffrey Aitken – impspired

in case of emergency press AUS
'If you knew only one of your poems would survive, which one would you choose?'
‘it’s all relative’ One Surviving Poem 1 published 23 September 2019 edited Howard Firkin
 ICOE Press

the void CAN
'brutality' f
irst published "WE ARE ANTIFA" Anthology October 6th, 2020 edited Heath Brougher 

Livina Press 
'cap in hand' first published Livina Press in Issue 7 by E-i-C Laci Felker, February 21st

Lucky Jefferson US
'current amplification factor(y)' first published November 2019 via their breakthrough issue "Testament" 

Maya's Micros
'Things' first published Maya’s Micros edited Maya Highland January 18th, 2024 
Maya’s Micros Ed. 26 – The Closed Eye Open
‘suck momentum’ first published 30th May 2023 edited Daniel Morgan & Maya Highland Maya’s Micros Ed. 22 – The Closed Eye Open
'inherited' first published June 14 2022  ‘Maya’s Micros’ edited Maya Highlan Maya’s Micros Ed. 17 – The Closed Eye Open

Mapping the Human City Anthology AUS

‘in her words’ first published August 2021 edited Deb Stewart, 

Meadowlark Review US

The Meadowlark Review is the student-run, online literary journal of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Wyoming. We are a collection of writers who are passionate about storytelling in all its forms.
‘Do You Copy’ first published December 1st, 2022 Editor in Chief Rae Haight  Do You Copy? by Geoffrey Aitken

Militant Thistles

'December 2019 - free radicals' first published May 2020 edited  Alan Morrison

‘under-privilege in the handbook’ first published Mindshare [soc media & website] ‘an open mic venue’ & ‘under-privileged in the handbook’ 2023. Welcome to mindshare
wholesomefirst published November 2021 - Mindshare
‘incidental’ first published November 2021 https://mindshare - Mindshare 
'figuratively' Highly Commended Mindshare Awards 'Published Established Poets' Category October 2020 

New Verse News US

‘Behold’  first published January 8th, 2022 edited James Penha
'rock art' first published June 2020 edited James Pentra  Blog Archive Tuesday, June 09, 2020 
‘Twisted Oliver’ first published September 16th 2021 edited James Penha TheNewVerse.News

Nine Muses Poetry
'reciprocity' first published June 2020 edited Annest Gwilym 

Ochre Coast Poets
‘arrhythmic’, ‘desire lines’ & ‘taut’ ‘Ochre Ten an anthology’ published 2020 edited Steve Evans

Old Water Rat AUS

‘the projectionist’ first published October 2022 fifth issue of Burrow Poetry Editor Phillip Hall  the projectionist – Old Water Rat Publishing

Our Day's Encounter
‘unpredicted’ first published June 3rd 2023 edited Lennie Cox unpredicted | Our Day's Encounter (

Oxygen Green Tree Publishing 
‘stationary steps’ first published November 2023 edited Cheryl Howard ‘Oxygen 6’ Magazine oxygen (
down to basics’
first published April 2023 edited Cheryl Howard 
'take your seat’
first published December 2022 editor Cheryl Howard
 first published October 2021 editor Cheryl Howard 
'life stile' first published April 2021 editor Cheryl Howard 

Panoply, A Literary Zine 
'learning angst', first published Panoplyzine edited Jeff Santosuosso Issue 26 January 2024
.learning angst – by Geoffrey Aitken | panoply, a literary zine (

Plum Tree Tavern US 
‘daily dally’ first published December 7th 2022 edited Russell Streur
‘wooden knots’ first published October 2 2022 edited Russell Streur 
Plum Tree Tavern (
‘Androids Do Fleece Sheep’ first published September 25 2022 edited Russell Streur
needy wants’ first published June 5 2022 edited Russell Streur 

‘contractions’ first published Plum Tree Tavern May 4 2022 edited Russell Streur Plum Tree Tavern: contractions (
'kingdom' first published February 2020 USA edited Russell Streur

poetic sun CN

‘a day out’ & ‘existential’ first published Issue 4 edited Shi Yang Su and Jia Ning Ran
 Poetic Sun #ISSUE4 ( 

Poetry Pacific
'for others' first published 5th May 2022POETRY PACIFIC: 3 Poems by Geoffrey Aitken 
'coincidental' to be first printed and 'illusionist' reprinted (first published at Underground Writers Australia) at Poetry Pacific 2022 edition, due around 5 May.‘22 POETRY PACIFIC 'like/follow' us on, 

Poets' Choice
'touching truth' first published 2021 Collection of Poems '"Drunken Moments'' 

Pomme Journal
'night bloom' first published Valentine’s Day 2020 “Put Into Words, My Love” to purchase see 

Positive Words
‘her voice’ & ’femicide’ first published May Issue 2022 edited Sandra James 

Radon Journa
l US 
first published Radon Journal Issue #1 May 2022, Staff edit synonymous | Geoffrey Aitken | Radon Journal

Social Alternatives
‘blustered’ first published November 10th 2022 edited by Aidan Coleman SocialAlternatives_41_3.pdf

Sparks of Calliope US 

‘keep it quiet’ and ‘a colder truth’ first published Sparks of Calliope September 26th, 2023 edited Randal Burd Jr. Two Poems by Geoffrey Aitken – Sparks of Calliope
'the after'
 first published May 2020 edited Randal Burd

State of Matter US

‘fully franked’‘subsequent Harmonies’ first published May 13 2022 by Editorial Team
 State Of Matter

StepAway Magazine UK

‘blocked’ first published 30th November 2023 StepAway Magazine UK editor Darren Carlaw
'out here' first published December 21st 2022 edited by Dr Darren Carlaw out here |  

Tamba Goulburn Valley Writers AUS

‘backpacker’ first published June 2022 Issue 70 editor Pat Patt 
‘a flippant bird’ first published June 2021 Issue 68 editor Pat Patt 
'heightened state' first published 2020 Issue 67editor Pat Patt
'clean face'first published 2020 Issue 66 editor Pat Patt

The Abandoned Dreams Collective
‘surprised’ & ‘and to me, she sang’ first published May 2022 edited Nirmitee The Abandoned Dreams Collective | Nirmitee | Substack

The Closed Eye Open US
‘mod rock road’ first published November 2023 The Closed Eye Open Issue X edited Daniel Morgan The Closed Eye Open_Issue X.pdf - Google Drive
‘mod rock’ first published April 13th, 2023 edited Daniel Morgan

'without clarity' first published November 2020 edited Daniel Morgan The Closed Eye Open – An exploration of consciousness 

The Crow Ginninderra Press 
‘numinous’ first published June 2022 edited Brenda Matthews 
'single signal'  first published June 2021 edited by Joan Fenney  
'tethered tail' first published Decemember 2020 edited Joan Fenney 
'she did' first published September 2020 edited Joan Fenney 

The Daily Drunk Mag
'artificial unintelligence' first published 2020 edited Shawn (anon)  

The Institutionalised Review
'in the morning' & 'i can finally tell you' first published The Institutionalised Review on January 28th  ‘24 EiC, Piper Gourley

The Mozzie AUS
‘uluru statement unpacked’ first published May 2019 Vol 27, Issue 4 edited Ron Heard  

The Perspective Project UK
‘spur lines’ first published June 2021 edited Rachel Berlingieri
 spur lines - Geoffrey Aitken | Mental Health Poetry ( 

The Sunshine Review
'decree' first publlished February 14 2021 edited Danielle Adams
 The Sunshine Review | Danielle Adams ( 

Underground Writers
'crank encased'
'illusionist' July and November 2019 Issue #27 Case & Issue #28 edited Shelley Carter

Unnerving Magazine US

‘touchpaper’, ‘anonymously’ & ‘sealed’ first published April 2022 Issue 17 edited Eddie Generous

unusual work
‘a combination pack’ first published unusual work  issue 3 6 October 2023 edited π.O.   
‘neo-modern plot’ first published Issue 35 May 2023 edited  π.O.   

‘a treat meant just for him’ first published October 2022 Issue 34 edited by π.O.

Words to Share vol 1
‘single signal’, ‘a flippant bird?’, ‘I want that in writing’ & ‘fall stop’. Words to Share vol 1 (poems of the Fleurieu) published 2021 edited Janet Potter

Wishbone Words Magazine UK

‘my lived experience awakens to’, ‘brain drain’, ‘incidence of a learning angle’, ‘present continuous’ & ‘the broken glass is’ first published May 1 2023 edited Hollie Warren  Issue 10 - Wishbone Words pages 67 -71
‘can someone explain this?’
, ‘don’t let the vincent price be right’, ‘do not steer across the road’ & ‘don’t go into the loft’ first published October 2022 Issue 8 edited Hollie