Aden Rolfe is a Sydney-based writer and editor whose practice includes poetry and radio drama. His work has been featured in the Age, Best Australian Poems and Cordite. He’s performed at Sydney Writers Festival, the Queensland Poetry Festival and the Graphic Festival at Sydney Opera House. He was included in Overland’s Emerging Poets Series in 2012 and was the 2013 recipient of the Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship for Poetry from Varuna, The Writers’ House.

Aden’s had a number of radio dramas broadcast on Radio National, including the mockumentary ‘Dying Words’ and the recent comedy ‘Like a Writing Desk’, which follows the travails of a family overrun by crows, an aspirational curator and a self-styled crow-chaser. He’s also a past recipient of Sydney Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights’ Award. His new mystery series, ‘A Thoroughly Wet Mess’, is set to air on RN in June 2015.

Aden’s first poetry collection, False Nostalgia, is being published by Giramondo in 2015. 

Aden is a poet commissioned for the Rhyming The Dead Radio Series.

Click here to read Ode to Tropical Poetry, his reflection on osmosis of John Forbes' poetry and getting his hands dirty to produce his own works. 



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  • Aden Rolfe reads 'Emerald City'
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