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Overland announces Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the 2021 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for new and emerging poets has been announced.

The eight shortlisted poems are:

  • ‘are you ready poem’ by Ender Baskan
  • ‘re: my last missive’ by Christine Fontana
  • ‘A Message from the NRMA’ by Jake Goetz
  • ‘Pretty Sick’ by Maddie Godfrey
  • ‘the national debt’ by Gareth Morgan
  • ‘NICE REPRISAL’ by Ursula Robinson-Shaw
  • ‘stones’ by Lillian Rupcic
  • ‘Reading Scribbly Gum’ by Tais Rose Wae
  • ‘Hide and Seek’ by Sophia Walsh.

This year’s shortlist was chosen by judges Grace Yee, Keri Glastonbury and Toby Fitch from over 600 entries.

The winner is awarded $6000, while the first and second runner-ups receives $2000 and $1000 respectively. The three poems will be published in the autumn 2022 issue of Overland.

For more information on the prize and the shortlist, see the Overland website.


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