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Robert Adamson (born 17 May 1943) is an Australian poet and publisher.[1]

LifeEdit

Born in Sydney, Adamson grew up in Neutral Bay and spent much of his teenage years in Gosford Boys Home for juvenile offenders. He discovered poetry while educating himself in jail in his 20s. His first book, Canticles on the Skin, was published in 1970. He acknowledges the influence of, among others, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Robert Duncan, and Hart Crane upon his writing.

In the 1970s and 1980s, he edited New Poetry Magazine and established Paper Bark Press in 1988 with his partner Juno Gemes.

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PoetryEdit

AutobiographyEdit


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy the Australian Poetry Library.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Poetry of Robert Adamson > Woodland Pattern Book Center
  2. Robert Adamson, Australian Poetry Library, Universoty of Sydney / Australian Research Council. Web, Dec. 23, 2013.

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