About Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent is an Aesthetica Creative Writing Award shortlisted poet. He has a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing, an MA in Film and TV, and a PGCE.
For more info: @GodzillaKent (Twitter) or email: aaronkent1989@gmail.com

Areas of expertise

Poetry & Writing
2019 – Poetry collaboration – The Last Hundred – to be published by Guillemot.
2018 – Tertiary Colours poetry pamphlet – to be published by Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press.
2018 – The Rink poetry pamphlet – to be published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe.
2017 – Shortlisted for Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.
2017 – Debut novella Subsequent Death published by zimZalla.
2017 – Poetic Interviews longlisted for Saboteur Awards 2017.
2017 – St Day Road film screened at The Poly, Falmouth.
2016 – Featured on Ross Sutherland’s Imaginary Advice podcast.
2016 – Released St Day Road short film. To be screened by Poly in Falmouth.
2016 – Began poetry collaborations with various poets including Sage Francis, Ross Sutherland, Simon Barraclough, Luke Wright, Angela Topping, Emma Hammond, Amanda Lovelace, Rupert Loydell, Emily Critchley and Siddhartha Bose.
2016 – Began poetry collaboration with Academy award nominee, and published poet, James Franco.
2016 – Joined Telltales.
2016 – Poetry booklet published by SmallMinded Books.
2016 – Published in Nerve Damage anthology by Analogue Flashback
2016 – St Day Road poetry series in production as an experimental film and gallery showing.
2015 – Released Zach Jackson’s first poetry collection. Released a collection of poetry by Jodie Matthews.
2015 – Performed at Port Eliot festival.
2015 – Performed poetry for Apples and Snakes, and Telltales.
2014 – Started own publishing press: I Came Here Looking For A Fight
2014 – Performed at Port Eliot, St Ives Literature Festival, Daily Telegraph’s Ways with Words, and Hall for Cornwall.
2013 – Awarded a Distinction in Poetry at the Cornwall Music Festival.


2019 – The Last Hundred via Guillemot. (Poetry collaboration)
2018 – Tertiary Colours via Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press. (Poetry chapbook)
2018 – The Rink via Dostoyevsky Wannabe. (Poetry chapbook)
2017 – Subsequent Death via zimZalla. (Novella)
2016 – Leaving ghosts on Pikkutrapp via Smallminded Press. (Poetry pamphlet)

2018 – Morning in Retrograde, The Mountain’s Ugly Head published in Prelude.
2017 – Bangladesh Backpack poem shortlisted for Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.
2017 – Hlöökhe, Flámbärd Flámbärd, and Petal published in Angry Old Man.
2017 – All Five Fingers But One, and Thirty Eight Weeks And Three Days published by Ibis Head Review.
2017 – Bare Knuckle Boxing, and Hæirlooms published by FUTURES TRADING LTD
2017 – Interruptions in Filmmaking, Dusk in Retrograde published by Drunk in a Midnight Choir.
2017 – Musical Passages For Theatre Interludes published by Vox Poetica.
2017 – Huomaamatonsað, Injsaður, and Nonöwllwö möllöm published by 3AM.
2017 – The Perimeter of my Femur published in Bunbury.
2017 – I Too, Flat Heimurinn, and Ósæð for the Last Time published by Stride.
2017 – Peppermint Tea published in Post.
2017 – Hail Sincerity published in Pigeonholes.
2017 – Open Heart Sugery, Delicate and Coiled, Fatherhood Has Made Me Want To Climb Mountains published in Your One Phone Call.
2017 – Swedish Pine published in Poetry Pacific.
2017 – A Work in Progress From Coffee And Hate published in Blue Unicorn.
2016 – ‘Florida – Kokura, 1945’ poem published in Butcher’s Dog magazine.
2016 – ‘Unpipydyn’ poem in Arhcbishop Makeshift anthology. Short story ‘Windsor Knot’ published in Weasel Press’ Beat edition.
2016 – ‘///Sirens///’ poem in Nerve Damage anthology. 4 manifestos for International Times.
2016 – Leaving Ghosts on Pikkutrapp, booklet published by SmallMinded Books
2016 – ‘Correspondence’ poem in Tower Journal. ‘Heirlooms’ poem for Headstuff.
2015 – 13 poems for International Times.
2015 – ‘Fukk Artt’ poem in Bitchin Kitsch October issue.
2013 – ‘There is a Poverty Line’ poem in Ramen Music Magazine. 4 poems in Lady Chaos Press.
2012 – ‘Fair and Equal Society’ poem in Twist My Words. ‘Alight’ poem in In The Gesture of Words.

2017 – Flock feature film in development.
2017 – St Day Road film screened at The Poly, Falmouth.
2016- Pavor Nocturnus: Feature film script completed, in development with LA-based production company.
2016- Acts of Kindness: Feature film script completed.
2016 – Charlie: Feature film script completed, in consideration with production company.
2015- Edits: First TV show optioned. Will be pitched to Channel 4 – October 2016.
2015 – Case study of Max Borenstein: Case study on Godzilla (2014) writer Max Borenstein.
2015 – Map, Or The Inevitable Realisation That Life Is A Perpetual Trauma Machine: Short film – Writer and director.

“Aaron Kent is a British force[,] […] his new work, is a novel-in-verse that doubles as typographic melisma of mood and structure.” – The Kenyon Review

“His wit, intelligence, opinions struck me immediately. [His writing] was not only good but possessed a keen and distinctive authorial voice – a rarity even in experienced writers. It has been refreshing to stay in touch with Aaron and watch his talent develop and evolve, and I truly believe he’s primed to ‘pop’ quite soon.” –  Screenwriter (Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017)) Max Borenstein

‘A wild and exuberant sea of text, colour and shape pushed and pulled into the unsung form of the verse-novella[,] Subsequent Death slots Kent’s name neatly into the ongoing revival of British experimental poetry. […] [I]t is encouraging to read a poet at the beginning of his career feeling so free with form.’ – Stride Magazine

“There’s darkness. There’s dirt. There are snakes and there are demons. On the surface, this collection of poems seems like a vodka-induced nightmare. But at its core, Tertiary Colours is the untold story of trauma begging you with every page to unravel its intricate parts and let it be heard. And when it is, the walls bleed.” Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Poetry winner, Amanda Lovelace (The Princess Saves Herself in this One)

“This is a sequence of poems that moves fluidly from dreams to living nightmares to abuse, sculpting language with a cinematic surrealism, and always experimenting with form. The poems are raw, and some of them bleed like the wounds from the poet’s past. But the poems have a strict formal discipline as well. There is an urgent sense of using words–and the spaces between them–as a way to reveal, and crack open, a heightened poetic awareness. The language cuts and bruises, and is filled with killer lines that grab you by the throat, pierce you in the veins, jolt you awake.” – Playwright and poet, Siddhartha Bose (Kalagora, and Digital Monsoon)

‘Like haibun, [Kent’s] poems take us through a journey punctuated by a dazzling, concise moment to contemplate. Yet rather than an external voyage, we arc through controlled fury, gnashing grief, and, ultimately, love. Kent shows us what it means to look into the self, its depths. Dare to take this journey. You will emerge with a different head.
– Poet, Robert Peake (The Knowledge)

“I state with confidence that Aaron has a lot to write about and has a natural ability to develop stories for the screen. He draws on his own vivid experiences and his energized views of the world around him and beyond. His work is character led with a strong sense of place and I found myself quickly drawn into his world.” – Academy Award winner, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Lecture at Falmouth University, Jane Pugh

“Aaron Kent’s Tertiary Colours is at once frenetic and fine-tuned, raw and refined, excoriating and exhilarating” – Man Booker Prize nominated author, Wyl Menmuir (The Many)

‘A frank, stark and thorough unearthing of one man’s trauma from day one. A poetic cluster-bomb of drug abuse, night sweats and bi-polarity which offer raw and brave insight into mental illness. Toxic and intoxicating soul mining from a smart, fresh poet.’ – Daniel Roy Connelly (Extravagant Stranger: A Memoir, Donkey See Donkey Do)

“the revolutionary spirit of KRS-One with a cadence that’s one part Allen Ginsberg, one part Talib Kweli.” – Associate Professor, and founding director of the Laboratory for Race & Popular Culture, University of Colorado, Boulder, Adam Bradley

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Film Studies / English Literature and Poetry (Truro College, 2016 – 2017)

Master of Arts (MA), Film and Television (Falmouth University, 2015 – 2016)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Literature with Creative Writing (Falmouth University, 2012 – 2015) upper 2:1.
                                         BA Dissertation: American representations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Films of Godzilla.