Ilton has published four collections, including
More than Words,
(1996) and Not Just On
the Road (based on
incidents from his solo bicycle ride around Australia). His poetry has
appeared in over thirty books and journals including Best Australian Poems 2005
(Black Inc), Overland,
Island, Going Down Swing, FourW, Imago and Envoi (UK).
He has won many awards
and featured at the 2002 Australia Poetry Festival. He has had work
translated into Chinese for the Chung
Wai Literary Monthly (Taiwan). In 1993 he co-edited Rhymes for the Times,
of Australian poets. He was on the Executive of the FAW (Victoria) from
1993-2003. He currently has a poem displayed on Melbourne trains
(Committee for Melbourne/Connex Moving Galleries) and his work has been
performed on Radio Nationalís Poetica.