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ABR announces Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted poems are:

  • ‘Dancing with Stephen Hawking’ (John Foulcher)
  • ‘The Mirror Hurlers’ (Ross Gillett)
  • ‘Searching the Dead’ (Andy Kissane)
  • ‘63 Temple Street, Mong Kok’ (Belle Ling)
  • ‘Raven’ (Mark Tredinnick).

The overall winner of the $5000 prize will be announced on 18 March in Melbourne, with the runner-up to receive $2000. The other three shortlisted poets receive $500 each, and all shortlisted poems will be published in the March issue of ABR.

This year’s judges are Judith Bishop, Paul Kane and ABR poetry editor John Hawke.

For more information about the prize, visit the ABR website.



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