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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...

Saunders wins Indigenous poetry prize

25 August 2014

Brenda Saunders has won the 2014 Scanlon Award for Indigenous Poetry.Brenda Saunders is a Sydney poet and artist of Aboriginal and British descent. She is the author of several collections...

Five Islands Press launches poetry prize 

7 July 2014

Five Islands Press has launched the Ron Pretty Poetry Prize. Named after the Australian poet who founded Five Islands Press in 1986, the prize awards $5000 to a single poem...

Forward Prizes 2014 shortlists announced 

3 June 2014

In the UK, the shortlists for the 2014 Forward Prizes for poetry have been announced. The books shortlisted for the £10,000 (A$18,115) prize for Best Collection are: Faithful and Virtuous...

Holland-Batt appointed poetry editor at ‘Island’

29 May 2014

Sarah Holland-Batt has been appointed poetry editor at Island. Holland-Batt is a lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Queensland University of Technology and the author of the award-winning...

C K Stead wins 2014 Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 

20 May 2014

New Zealand writer C K Stead has won the inaugural Sarah Broom Poetry Prize. Stead was announced as the winner of the prize, which is worth NZ$12,000 (A$11,098), at the...

Wilkinson wins 2014 Peter Porter poetry prize 

12 May 2014

The Australian Book Review (ABR) has announced the winner of the 10th Peter Porter poetry prize. Jessica L Wilkinson won the prize for ‘Arrival Platform Humlet’. Wilkinson’s poem was selected...

Gough wins ‘Overland’ poetry prize 2013 

8 April 2014

Myles Gough has won the 2013 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets for his poem ‘Topography’. Gough was announced as the winner of the prize, which is worth...

New Australian Children’s Poetry website launches

19 March 2014

A new website dedicated to Australian children’s poetry has launched. Australian Children’s Poetry was launched by author Dianne Bates on 15 March. The website, which is dedicated to showcasing contemporary...

‘Overland’ poetry prize 2013 shortlist announced 

20 February 2014

The shortlist for the 2013 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets has been announced. The 12 shortlisted poems are: ‘Solstice’ (Carolyn Burns) ‘Of the Moment’ (Zenobia...

Shelf talk: Poetry lines 

7 February 2014

The next few months are looking promising for poetry fans. In February, Fremantle Press is publishing John Mateer’s Emptiness: Asian Poems 1998-2012. This is the ideal companion to Contemporary Asian...

Morrissey wins 2013 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry 

14 January 2014

Northern Irish author Sinéad Morrissey has won the 2013 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry for Parallax (Carcanet), reports the Guardian. Judges Ian Duhig, Imtiaz Dharker and Vicki Feaver chose Parallax from 113...

Lawrence wins Blake Poetry Prize 2013 

21 October 2013

Anthony Lawrence has won the 2013 Blake Poetry Prize for his poem ‘Appellations’. Lawrence received the award, which is worth $5000, on 17 October. The judging panel, made up of...

Compton wins Newcastle Poetry Prize 2013 

16 October 2013

Jennifer Compton has won the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Now You Shall Know’. Compton was presented with the award, which is worth $12,000, at a ceremony in...

Australian poets face plagiarism allegations 

20 September 2013

Award-winning Australian poet Andrew Slattery has admitted to the Australian that he has passed off other poets’ work as his own, and said that he will ‘never publish another poem,...

Blake Poetry Prize 2013 shortlist announced 

19 September 2013

The shortlist for the 2013 Blake Poetry Prize has been announced. The shortlisted poems are: ‘Almost Pause: Pareidolia’ (Amanda Joy) ‘Appellations’ (Anthony Lawrence) ‘Ars Moriendi’ (Chloe Wilson) ‘Grand Final’ (Jennifer...