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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...

Mununggurr-Williams wins 2018 Australian Poetry Slam

24 October 2018

Darwin-based Djapu poet Melanie Mununggurr-Williams has won the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam national final, reports the Guardian. At the national final held at the Sydney Opera House on 21 October,...

UWAP celebrates 10 years of publishing Australian poetry

22 October 2018

UWA Publishing (UWAP) has celebrated its 10th anniversary of publishing Australian poetry. UWAP’s first poetry collection, Martin Harrison’s Wild Bees: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2008, and the...

Five Islands Press to wind up

14 September 2018

Specialist poetry publisher Five Islands Press has announced the company will wind up in 2020. The small press announced last week that it is no longer accepting new manuscripts, and...

Puncher & Wattmann launches First Poetry Book Prize 

10 September 2018

Independent publisher Puncher & Wattmann (P&W) has announced the inaugural First Poetry Book Prize (FPBP). Open to Australian citizens and writers who have lived in Australia for at least three...

Hunter wins $10,000 for 2018 ACU poetry prize

10 September 2018

Australian Catholic University (ACU) has announced Castlemaine-based poet Annie Hunter as the winner of the 2018 ACU Prize for Poetry, worth $10,000, for her poem ‘Athene noctua’. Judge Chris Wallace-Crabbe...

Slam poets to represent Australia in the US

2 July 2018

Four Melbourne-based slam poets will compete in the US National Poetry Slam in August this year. Poet Tenda McFly, the winner of a slam event held during the inaugural Melbourne...

UQP acquires Sakr poetry collection 

30 May 2018

University of Queensland Press (UQP) has acquired Western Sydney poet Omar Sakr’s forthcoming poetry collection, The Lost Arabs. World rights were acquired by UQP publishing director and acting-CEO Madonna Duffy,...