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‘Overland’ poetry prize 2017 shortlist announced

19 February 2018

The shortlist for the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced. The shortlisted poems are: ‘Guarded by Birds’ and ‘Dropbear Poetics’ (Evelyn Araluen)...

‘Overland’ Poetry Prize 2015 winners announced

7 March 2016

Ella O’Keefe has won the 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for new and emerging poets, worth $6000, for her poem ‘alkaway’. The first runner-up was Omar Sakr’s ‘Not so wild’...

‘Overland’ poetry prize 2015 shortlist announced

17 February 2016

The shortlist for the 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced. The eight shortlisted poems are: ‘In civilization diminishing’ (Geraldine Burrowes) ‘Swarm’ (Emily...

Howe wins 2015 T S Eliot Prize

13 January 2016

In the UK, Sarah Howe has won the 2015 T S Eliot Prize for her debut poetry collection Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus), the first time a debut has...

Beveridge wins Peter Porter Poetry Prize

15 May 2015

Judith Beveridge has won the Australian Book Review (ABR) Peter Porter Poetry Prize for her poem ‘As Wasps Fly Upwards’. Beveridge’s poem was chosen for the $5000 prize from a...

New podcast focuses on contemporary Australian poetry

29 April 2015

A new podcast series with news and interviews about the contemporary Australian poetry scene has launched.The Australian Poetry Podcast is hosted by poets Robbie Coburn and Nathan Hondros, with four...

Paloma wins 2014 ‘Overland’ poetry prize

17 March 2015

Melody Paloma has won the 2014 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets, worth $6000, for her poem ‘Hyper-reactive’. The first runner-up was Chris Armstrong for ‘Exile’ and the second runner-up...

The poet’s market: Print sales of poetry titles 

13 February 2015

The poetry scene might be flourishing with slams and spoken-word events, but print sales remain in the low hundreds for most titles, writes Hilary Simmons.Georgia Richter, publisher at Fremantle Press,...

Harsent wins 2014 T S Eliot Prize

13 January 2015

In the UK, David Harsent has won the 2014 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry for his collection Fire Songs (Faber) after being shortlisted for the prize five times, reports...

Melbourne Poets Union competition winner announced 

1 December 2014

Carmel MacDonald-Grahame has won the 2014 Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Wreck’. MacDonald-Grahame was presented with a cash prize of $1500 at Collected Works bookstore in Melbourne on...

Blake Poetry Prize 2014 shortlist announced

24 October 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Blake Poetry Prize has been announced.The shortlisted poems are: ‘Penumbra’ (Brady Collard) ‘Soulchat’ (MTC Cronin) ‘either, Orpheus’ (Dan Disney) ‘Threnodials’ (Dave Drayton) ‘The Bridge’ (Ross...

Tranter launches poetry research journal

8 October 2014

Poet John Tranter has launched an online poetry research journal. The Journal of Poetics Research (JPR) will publish research articles, book reviews, interviews and some creative writing, and will be ‘generally peer-reviewed’. According to the journal, ‘Poems...

‘WRIT Poetry Review’ launches first issue

7 October 2014

A new online West Australian poetry journal has been launched. The WRIT Poetry Review seeks ‘first and foremost to connect the poetry community in the West’. Editors Alexis Lateef and Christine Della Vedova...

Forward Prize for Poetry winners announced

2 October 2014

In the UK, the winners of the 2014 Forward Prize for Poetry have been announced. The Forward Prize for Best Collection was awarded to The Cartographer Tries to Map a...

Canberra Uni poetry prize awarded to David Adès

11 September 2014

The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize, worth $15,000, has been awarded to David Adès for his poem ‘Dazzled’, reports Sydney Morning Herald. Adès, an Adelaide poet and author of Mapping...