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‘Overland’ poetry prize 2015 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced.

The eight shortlisted poems are:

  • ‘In civilization diminishing’ (Geraldine Burrowes)
  • ‘Swarm’ (Emily Crocker)
  • ‘Old Growth / High Definition’ (Dan Hogan)
  • ‘Three Synchyses in a Single Malt’ (Helga Jermy)
  • ‘Invasion (thirty-five towns in Australia circa 1900)’ (Vito Milana)
  • ‘Alkaway’ (Ella O’Keefe)
  • ‘Not So Wild’ (Omar Sakr)
  • ‘Jet Lag Song Nets’ (Jakob Ziguras).

The poems were judged ‘blind’ by Overland’s retiring poetry editor Peter Minter and new poetry editor Toby Fitch.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $6000, the first runner-up will receive $2000 and the second runner-up will receive $1000. The three poems will be published in the first issue of Overland for 2016.

The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize was established in 2007 to ‘foster poetry by writers who have not yet published a book of poems under their own name’. For more information about the shortlisted poems, visit the Overland website here.



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