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Huang wins Blake Poetry Prize

Coco X Huang has won the 68th Blake Poetry Prize, worth $5000, for her poem ‘Three Lessons’.

Huang is a Chinese-Australian writer, musician and scientist, who creates interdisciplinary works that challenge and extend conventional forms. ‘Three Lessons’, a poem in three parts, ‘mixes both the written and visual forms to invite the reader to consider the ways in which ancestries, spiritualties, and cultures are woven together across time and space,’ said award organisers.

The Blake Prize is an open poetry prize—presented by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in collaboration with WestWords—that ‘challenges poets, both national and international, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion and/or belief’.

Huang was chosen as the winner by judges Simone King, Ellen van Neerven and Peter Ramm, from a shortlist announced in March. More information about the award is on the Liverpool City Council website.


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