David Adès

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David Adès is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet who moved to Sydney in 2016 after living for five years in Pittsburgh. He has been a member of Adelaide’s Friendly Street Poets since 1979 and is the author of Mapping the World (commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008) and the chapbook Only the Questions Are Eternal. He is also co-author of three children, two daughters, Orli and Sarai, and a son, Eitan. He was a volunteer editor of the first Australian Poetry Members Anthology Metabolism. His poems have appeared widely in Australia and the U.S. in publications including over 20 of the Friendly Street Readers, and numerous literary magazines. Poems have also been anthologised in both Australia and the U.S. in anthologies such as Moonstone Poetry Series 2014 Anthology of Featured Poets, Australian Love Poems, The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, and Australian Poetry Members’ Anthology Volumes 2, 3 and 4. In 2014 David was awarded the inaugural University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. He has since been a finalist in the Dora and Alexander Raynes Poetry Competition and been Highly Commended in the Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize.

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