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Queensland Poetry Festival Awards 2020 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the 2020 Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) awards have been announced.

The shortlisted poets in each category are:

Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript

  • Hailey Bonner
  • Jarad Bruinstroop
  • Jane Frank
  • Gavin Yuan Gao
  • Ashley Haywood
  • Damen O’Brien
  • Kylie Thompson
  • Sean West

Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem

  • Evelyn Araluen
  • Rico Craig
  • Madeleine Dale
  • Helen Lucas
  • Jazz Money
  • Jan Napier
  • Sarah Rice
  • Rae White

XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word

  • Eloise Grills and Jaslyn Robertson
  • Yasmin McQuade
  • Holly Robertson
  • Sarah Temporal

Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize

  • Cliff Cobbo
  • Claire G Coleman
  • Jazz Money
  • Mykaela Saunders
  • Maree McCarthy Yoelu

Emerging Older Poets Mentorship

  • S J Finn
  • Elanna Herbert.

The winners will be announced via online presentation on 31 July. For more information about the awards, and the shortlisted poets, visit the QPF website.



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