Athens, Ga. – Award-winning poet Robert Adamson will read from his work on Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 261 of Park Hall. The event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and is free and open to the public.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Adamson has published fifteen collections of poetry including Canticles on the Skin (1970), Theatre (1975), Where I Come From (1979), The Brutality of Fact (1993), and Black Water (1999), as well as three collections of autobiographical fiction.
Adamson is the recipient of several awards and prizes, including the National Book Council’s Banjo Award, the New South Wales Literary Awards’ Kenneth Slessor Prize, and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for poetry. In 1994, he received the F.A.W. Christopher Brennan Prize for lifetime achievement in literature. From 1970 to 1985 he edited New Poetry magazine, and he is one of the 140 Australian poets included in the Oxford Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry.