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.