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 facebook.com/aestheticamagazine 
Ariel Chart
US
‘disturbed’ first published August 2022, edited Mark Antony Rossi disturbed (arielchart.com)
‘entrapment’ first published January 2022 edited Mark Antony Rossi entrapment (arielchart.com) 
Black Poppy Review US 
‘the greater landscape’‘dry arrangement’ first published April 2022 edited Sandy Benitez Black Poppy Review 

Cacti Fur US
cut-price first published September 2021 edited Jim Thompson CUT-PRICE – Geoffrey Aitken | Cacti Fur
Canberra Times AUS
Graduation’ first published December 10th, 2022 Editor Penelope Cottier
Defuncted
‘heightened state’, ‘a flippant bird?’ & ‘backpacker’ republished March 24th, 2023 at ‘Defuncted’
https://medium.com/defuncted/three-poems-by-geoffrey-aitken-b10d6b703832
Déraciné Magazine US
‘correction’ & ‘a reading’ first published Volume IX summer 2022 edited Victoria Elghasen and Michelle Baleka  déraciné – gothic literary magazine (deracinemagazine.com)
Discretionary Love US
‘one wintery summer’ first published November 19th 2022 by The Editorial Team one wintery summer | Discretionary Love
‘symmetry’
& ‘razored’  first published April 18th 2022 edited Jessica
  Two Poems | Discretionary Love
Five Fleas US
‘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 https://fivefleas.blogspot.com/
‘never so long first published October 28 2022 edited Robin/Roberta  Five Fleas (Itchy Poetry): Evening of October 28, 2022
Flashes of Brilliance US 
‘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  https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/poetry-circular-economy-geoffrey-aitken/ 
'vespers' first published October 2019 edited Darren White https://www.flashesofbrilliance.org/vespers-geoffrey-aitken/
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
AUS

Friendly Street Poets – Adelaide Poets Collective Australia’s longest running open-mic poetry reading community
‘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
'lived unremarkably’ poem of the month August & ‘preserving memories’ 2018 Anthology #43 alchemy edited Veronica Cookson and Lindy Warrell
‘universal’ 2019 Anthology #44 Kaleidoscope edited Nigel Ford and Valerie Volk
‘springtime’ 2020 Anthology #45 Q edited Glen R Johns and Sarah Radford
‘incidental’ & ‘summer crop’ 2021 Anthology #46 something to say… edited Louise Nicholas and Judy Dally
‘symmetry’ commended July, ‘salvaged’ & ‘contractions’ 2022 Anthology #47 beyond the bend… edited Veronica Cookson and David Cookson
Friendly Street Poets Goolwa Anthology
‘negative developments’ & ‘mortgaged’ ‘Fleurieu Flow’ published 2019 edited John Malone and Margaret Clarke
Ginninderra Press AUS
‘i want that in writing’ a Picaro Poets Chapbook published 2020 edited Brenda Eldridge
'bell barred’ first published September 2021 ‘Milestones’ edited Stephen Matthews  
Globalisation A Poetry Collection US
'i live alone' 'ceasefire' & 'sanguine imbecility' first published by MMH March 2021 edited Kelly Van Nelson 
 www.mmhpressgroup.com  
Hot Pot Magazine NA
‘jarred’ first published 2nd March 2023 edited Emily Pedroza https://hotpotmagazine.com/issue-two/
Hole in the Head US
'mixed messages' & 'our place'first published 1st May 2022 edited William Schultz Geoffrey Aitken (holeintheheadreview.com)
‘wake-up call’ first published May 2021 edited William Schultz Geoffrey Aitken (holeintheheadreview.com)
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
into the void CAN
'brutality' f
irst published "WE ARE ANTIFA" Anthology October 6th, 2020 edited Heath Brougher 
Lucky Jefferson US
'current amplification factor(y)' first published November 2019 via their breakthrough issue "Testament"  https://luckyjefferson.com/pages/testament 
Maya's Micros
‘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 UK
'December 2019 - free radicals' first published May 2020 edited  Alan Morrison http://militantthistles.moonfruit.com/geoffrey-aitken-poem/4594956897
Mindshare AUS
wholesomefirst published November 2021 https://mindshare.org.au/creative-content/writing/wholesome - Mindshare
‘incidental’ first published November 2021 https://mindshare.org.au/creative-content/writing/incidental - Mindshare 
'figuratively' Highly Commended Mindshare Awards 'Published Established Poets' Category October 2020  https://mindshare.org.au/writing/figuratively/ 
New Verse News US
‘Behold’  first published January 8th, 2022 edited James Penha
'rock art' first published June 2020 edited James Pentra https://newversenews.blogspot.com/  Blog Archive Tuesday, June 09, 2020 
‘Twisted Oliver’ first published September 16th 2021 edited James Penha TheNewVerse.News
Nine Muses Poetry UK
'reciprocity' first published June 2020 edited Annest Gwilym https://ninemusepoetry.com/2020/06/25/one-poem-by-geoffrey-aitken/ 
Ocre 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
One Day's Encounter
‘unpredicted’ first published June 3rd 2023 edited Lennie Cox
unpredicted | Our Day's Encounter (wordpress.com)
Oxygen Green Tree Publishing AUS
down to basics’ first published April 2023 edited Cheryl Howard 
'take your seat’
first published December 2022 editor Cheryl Howard
 
'developments'
 first published October 2021 editor Cheryl Howard 
'life stile' first published April 2021 editor Cheryl Howard 

Plum Tree Tavern US 
‘daily dally’ first published December 7th 2022 edited Russell Streur https://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/
‘wooden knots’ first published October 2 2022 edited Russell Streur 
Plum Tree Tavern (theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com)
‘Androids Do Fleece Sheep’ first published September 25 2022 edited Russell Streur https://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/
needy wants’ first published June 5 2022 edited Russell Streur https://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/ 
‘contractions’ first published Plum Tree Tavern May 4 2022 edited Russell Streur Plum Tree Tavern: contractions (theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com)
'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 (poetic-sun.com) 
Poetry Pacific CAN
'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 https://www.facebook.com/poetry.pacific, 
Poets' Choice US
'touching truth' first published 2021 Collection of Poems '"Drunken Moments'' www.poetschoices.com 
Pomme Journal Fr
'night bloom' first published Valentine’s Day 2020 “Put Into Words, My Love” to purchase see https://pommejournal.com/store 
Positive Words AUS
‘her voice’ & ’femicide’ first published May Issue 2022 edited Sandra James 
Radon Journal US 
‘synonymous’
first published Radon Journal Issue #1 May 2022, Staff edit synonymous | Geoffrey Aitken | Radon Journal
Social Alternatives AUS
‘blustered’ first published November 10th 2022 edited by Aidan Coleman
SocialAlternatives_41_3.pdf
Sparks of Calliope US 
'the after' first published May 2020 edited Randal Burd
 https://sparksofcalliope.wordpress.com/2020/05/28/the-after-by-geoffrey-aitken/
State of Matter US
‘fully franked’‘subsequent Harmonies’ first published May 13 2022 by Editorial Team
 State Of Matter
StepAway Magazine UK
'out here' first published December 21st 2022 edited by Dr Darren Carlaw out here | stepawaymagazine.com 
Tamba Goulburn Valley Writers AUS
‘backpacker’ first published June 2022 Issue 70 editor Pat Patt
www.gvwritersgroup.com 
‘a flippant bird’ first published June 2021 Issue 68 editor Pat Patt www.gvwritersgroup.com 
'heightened state' first published 2020 Issue 67editor Pat Patt gvwritersgroup.com
'clean face'first published 2020 Issue 66 editor Pat Patt www.gvwritersgroup.com
The Abandoned Dreams Collective
Singapore
‘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’ first published April 13th, 2023 edited Daniel Morgan theclosedeyeopen.com.
'without clarity' first published November 2020 edited Daniel Morgan The Closed Eye Open – An exploration of consciousness 
The Crow Ginninderra Press AUS
‘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 US
'artificial unintelligence' first published 2020 edited Shawn (anon) https://thedailydrunk.com/f/artificial-unintelligence  
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 (theperspectiveproject.co.uk) 
The Sunshine Review US
'decree' first publlished February 14 2021 edited Danielle Adams
 The Sunshine Review | Danielle Adams (danielle-adams.com) 
Underground Writers AUS
'crank encased'
 
http://underground-writers.org/product/issue-27-case/
'illusionist' July and November 2019 Issue #27 Case & Issue #28 edited Shelley Carter http://underground-writers.org/product/issue-28-invitation/
Unnerving Magazine US
‘touchpaper’, ‘anonymously’ & ‘sealed’ first published April 2022 Issue 17 edited Eddie Generous
unusual work AUS 
‘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