The Patrick White Award Presents: Adam Aitken & ‘Revenants’
22 February 2022 starting 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
Presented by Perpetual
Join us in celebrating the recipient of the 2021 Patrick White Award, Adam Aitken, and the release of his latest poetry collection, Revenants.
The title, Revenants, suggests spirits and ghosts who return to the human world through dream and art, not to haunt it, but to remind the living that the present and the past are intertwined. The poet himself may be thought of as a revenant, sharing his awareness of secret histories and local knowledge, stories of migration, the vestiges of forgotten people and places.
The Patrick White Award was established by Nobel Prize-winning author Patrick White to advance Australian literature ‘by encouraging the writing of novels, short stories, poetry and plays for publication or performance’. For the past forty-seven years it has been awarded to an author who has made an ongoing contribution to Australian literature but may not have received adequate recognition.