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Red Room Poetry announces shortlist for inaugural fellowship

The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Red Room Poetry fellowship, launched to recognise the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets.

The 10 shortlisted poets are:

  • Ali Cobby Eckermann
  • Bella Li
  • Elizabeth Allen
  • Ivy Alvarez
  • Kent MacCarter
  • Michael Farrell
  • Nandi Chinna
  • Stuart Cooke
  • Toby Fitch
  • Zenobia Frost.

Red Room Poetry artistic director Tamryn Bennett said the shortlist is ‘a shining reflection on the high calibre of the creative individuals that we have worked with since our beginning in 2003’.

The winning fellow will be announced on 19 May and will receive a $5000 stipend, a $1000 commission to create a number of poems for publication on public transport, a two-week residency at Bundanon Trust, and opportunities to present up to four paid poetry workshops and a public address.

Red Room Poetry established the fellowship to ‘foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic community’ and to encourage poets to ‘undertake an intensive period of creative development’.

For more information about the fellowship, visit the Red Room Poetry website here.


Category: Local news