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Canberra Uni poetry prize awarded to David Adès

The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize, worth $15,000, has been awarded to David Adès for his poem ‘Dazzled’, reports Sydney Morning Herald. Adès, an Adelaide poet and author of Mapping the World (Wakefield Press), wrote the poem about a hectic, snow-blown day in Pittsburgh in response to a poem by Joy Katz. Adès is currently based in Pittsburgh and said he was amazed to find the US city was ‘an absolute poetry hub with hundreds and hundreds of poets doing amazing things’. Debi Hamilton received a $5000 runner-up prize for her poem ‘What big plans you have’. Read more about the prize here.



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