‘Overland’ poetry prize 2017 shortlist announced
The shortlist for the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced.
The shortlisted poems are:
- ‘Guarded by Birds’ and ‘Dropbear Poetics’ (Evelyn Araluen)
- ‘Lepidopera’ (Zenobia Frost)
- ‘The Love My Way Variations’ (Alex Griffins)
- ‘Styx: a series of diary entries’ (Raelee Lancaster)
- ‘Moon’ (Bronwyn Lovell)
- ‘Music for a season moving’ (Mia Slater)
- ‘whero’ (Stacey Teague)
- ‘what even r u?’ (Rae White)
The poems were judged ‘blind’ by Overland’s poetry editor Toby Fitch and poet Ali Cobby Eckermann.
The prize awards a first place of $6000, with the first runner-up receiving $2000 and the second runner-up $1000. The three poems will be published in the first issue of Overland for 2018 in late March.