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UQP acquires two new books from Birch 

23 July 2020

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired a short story collection, Dark as Last Night, and a work of poetry, Whisper Songs, by Miles Franklin–shortlisted author Tony Birch. ‘Dark as...

Papertalk Green wins 2020 ALS Gold Medal

30 June 2020

Charmaine Papertalk Green has won the 2020 Australian Literature Society (ALS) Gold Medal for her poetry collection Nganajungu Yagu (Cordite). Papertalk Green’s work was chosen from a shortlist that included...

Van Neerven, Sakr to host new UQP poetry podcast 

29 June 2020

The University of Queensland Press (UQP) will launch its new monthly poetry podcast Extraordinary Voices for Extraordinary Times on 10 July. The podcast, supported by Copyright Agency funding, will be...

O’Brien wins €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize

1 May 2020

Queensland poet Damen O’Brien has won the €10,000 (A$19,400) Moth Poetry Prize for ‘The Nave’. The annual prize for a single unpublished poem is sponsored by the publishers of literary...

Robinson wins 2019 T S Eliot Prize

15 January 2020

In the UK, writer and performer Roger Robinson has won the 2019 T S Eliot Prize for poetry for his collection A Portable Paradise (Peepal Tree Press), reports the Bookseller....

ABR announces Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2020 shortlist

14 January 2020

The shortlist for the 2020 Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize has been announced. The shortlisted poems are: ‘Precision Signs’ (Lachlan Brown) ‘That Wadjela Tongue’ (Claire G Coleman)...

wāni wins 2019 Australian Poetry Slam

22 October 2019

Melbourne-based poet wāni has won the 2019 Australian Poetry Slam, held in Sydney on 20 October. wāni beat 15 other finalists at the national grand final after qualifying by coming...

UQP acquires new poetry collection by Ellen van Neerven

29 August 2019

UQP has acquired world rights to Ellen van Neerven’s second poetry collection, Throat. Throat is described by the publisher as 'a collection of poems about whiteness, climate change, extinctions; about...

Best wins 2019 Thomas Shapcott Prize

26 August 2019

Poet Luke Best has won the 2019 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for his manuscript ‘Cadaver Dog’. Best receives $2000 and a publishing contract with University of Queensland Press (UQP), which...

Leane wins 2019 Red Room Poetry fellowship

5 April 2019

Wiradjuri poet and writer Jeanine Leane has won the 2019 Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Chosen from a shortlist of 11 poets, Leane receives a $5000 stipend, a $1000 commission to...

Red Room Poetry fellowship shortlist announced

22 March 2019

Red Room Poetry has announced the shortlist for its 2019 fellowship, which recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The 11 shortlisted poets are: Richard James Allen...

Stavanger shortlisted for €10k Moth Poetry Prize  

12 March 2019

Australian poet David Stavanger has been shortlisted for the €10,000 (A$15,930) Moth Poetry Prize for his poem ‘Octonaut’. The prize is run by the publishers of international art and literature...

ABR announces Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2019 shortlist

25 February 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize has been announced. The shortlisted poems are: 'Dancing with Stephen Hawking' (John Foulcher) 'The Mirror Hurlers' (Ross...

Sullivan wins 2018 T S Eliot Prize

15 January 2019

In the UK, London-based poet Hannah Sullivan has won the 2018 T S Eliot Prize for poetry. Sullivan won the prize for her debut collection Three Poems (Faber), making it the third debut...