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Eckermann wins inaugural Red Room Poetry fellowship

Ali Cobby Eckermann has won the inaugural Red Room Poetry fellowship.

Eckermann was chosen from a shortlist of 10 poets. She receives 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 has also awarded commissions to the other nine shortlisted poets.

The judges said: ‘Ali demonstrates a dynamic commitment to her poetic craft and deepening connections with country, community and broader kinships through the development of new works.’

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, visit the Red Room Poetry website here.


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