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Overland announces Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the 2020 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for new and emerging poets has been announced.

The eight shortlisted poems are:

  • ‘Bidjigal Double Brick Dreaming’ by Brooke Scobie
  • ‘Border Control: Meditations’ by Sara Saleh
  • ‘sea-tree emblem’ by Frances Libeau
  • ‘The Saltpan’ by Yasmin Smith
  • ‘Book of Hours’ by Harry Reid
  • ‘what’s hobbling the beat (a soliloquy in three related rhythms)’ by Brian Obiri-Asare
  • ‘Wanala Sunset’ by Declan Fry
  • ‘Threshold’ by Andrew Brooks.

This year’s judges Bella Li, Bonny Cassidy, Anne-Marie Te Whiu and Toby Fitch chose the shortlist from a record pool of over 900 entries.

The winner receives $6000, the first runner-up is awarded $2000 and the second runner-up receives $1000. The three poems will be published in the autumn 2021 issue of Overland.

For more information, see the Overland website.


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