Overland announces Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlist
The shortlist for the 2018 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for new and emerging poets has been announced.
The shortlisted poems are:
- ‘Surfing at black fellas’ (Ross Belton)
- ‘Post (c) Odes: a mathematical history of Australia’ (Dave Drayton)
- ‘The disabled warrior emerges from darkness’ (Robin M Eames)
- ‘According to Aristotle I am a man’ (Kerry Harte)
- ‘Acacia Land’ (Julie Jedda Janson)
- ‘Untitled’ (Julie McElhone)
- ‘My time in Govie Housing draws to a close’ (Sarah Rice)
- ‘nadelstich’ (Joel Scott)
- ‘It’s about time’ (Kaitlen Wellington).
This year’s judges are Alison Whittaker, Nguyễn Tiên Hoàng and Overland poetry editor Toby Fitch.
The winner receives a major prize of $6000, the first runner-up is awarded $2000 and the second runner-up receives $1000. The three poems will be published in the first issue of Overland for 2019 in late March.
For more information, see the Overland website.