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David Adès is an Australian poet currently living in Pittsburgh. He has been a member of Friendly Street Poets since 1979. His collection Mapping the World was commended for the Anne Elder Award 2008. His poems have appeared widely in Australia in publications including over 20 of the Friendly Street Readers, and literary magazines such as Island, Tirra Lirra, Wet Ink, Famous Reporter, Five Bells, Blue Dog and Verandah. He was a volunteer editor of the Australian Poetry Members Anthology metabolism. Poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in 5 AM, Bewildering Stories, Blue Pepper, Cordite Poetry Review, Eye Contact, Five Poetry Journal, Illya’s Honey, InDaily, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Poetica, Red River Review, Rune Literary Magazine, San Pedro River Review, Social Alternatives, Spiritus, Studio and Tamba.
I am a brand-new Assistant Professor in Chinese language and literature at Widener University. I have a Ph. D. from Princeton University, where I wrote a dissertation on contemporary Chinese prose poetry. I'm also a graduate of the MFA program at Washington University in St. Louis, and served as their third-year poet in residence. I am the author of three chapbooks, the most recent of which is available at wingedcitypress.com. In addition to original poetry, I write essays and book reviews, and am a translator of contemporary Chinese poetry.