Adam Aitken is a poet, memoirist, and editor (with Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill) of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher & Wattmann 2013). Born in London in 1960 he spent his childhood in South-east Asia, before migrating to Australia where he graduated from the University of Sydney in 1982. He was a co-editor of the poetry magazine P76, and for a time was associate poetry editor for Heat Literary Journal. His most recent books of poetry are Eighth Habitation (Giramondo), which was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Award, a memoir One Hundred Letters Home (Vagabond Press, 2016), and Archipelago (Vagabond Press 2017). ) His work appears in the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature, Jacket2, Southerly, and in Life Writing. In 2012 he was resident at the Australia Council’s Keesing Studio, Paris. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of Sydney.