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ABR announces Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist

The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted poems are:

  • ‘Precision Signs’ (Lachlan Brown)
  • ‘That Wadjela Tongue’ (Claire G Coleman)
  • ‘My Father’s Thesaurus’ (A Frances Johnson)
  • ‘Constellation of Bees’ (Julie Manning)
  • ‘South Coast Sonnets’ (Ross Gillett).

This year’s prize attracted 1050 poems, the largest number in the history of the prize.

The overall winner of the $7000 prize will be announced on 16 January in Melbourne, with the other four shortlisted poets to receive $500 each. All shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February issue of ABR. The judges for this year’s prize are John Hawke, Bronwyn Lea and Philip Mead.

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



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