Peter Porter Poetry Prize

#14 The 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Ceremony

20 April 2017

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Australian Book Review held a ceremony at the Collected Works Bookshop to announce the winner of the 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize. The joint winners were - Louis Klee (Vic) for his poem ‘Sentence to Lilacs’ and Damen O’Brien (Qld) for ‘pH’

The winners were chosen from a field of nearly 1000 entries from twent ... More

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'Chorale at the Crossing' by Peter Porter

Peter Goldsworthy
26 April 2016

Peter Porter's posthumous collection of poems, Chorale at the Crossing, is preoccupied, understandably, with death – but death was a central preoccupation of his work from the beginning. How could it not be? He lost his mother at the age of nine.

Porter's two Collected Poems (1983 and 1999) were – are – stupendous, exuberant treasure- ... More

Peter Porter Poetry Prize Judges' Report 2016

10 March 2016

More than 700 poets entered this year's Peter Porter Poetry Prize; just over 200 of these entries came from overseas. The judges were Luke Davies, Lisa Gorton and Kate Middleton. They completed their judgement without knowing the name, gender, background or nationality of any entrant.

This prize honours Peter Porter and its judges seek to honour him not only in name but in principle: by ... More

2016 Winner

10 March 2016

Amanda Joy

Australian Book Review is delighted to announce that Amanda Joy has won the 2016 Peter Porter Poetry Prize for her poem 'Tailings'. Morag Fraser named Amanda Joy ... More

2016 Porter Prize Shortlist

Amanda Joy et al
23 February 2016
Read the five Porter Prize shortlisted poems: 'Tailings' by Amanda Joy, 'Lament for "Cape" Kennedy' by Campbell Thomson, 'Rage to order' by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, '... a passing shower?' by Dan Disney, and 'Prelude to More

2015 Porter Prize Shortlist

Kate Middleton et al
24 April 2015
Read the six shortlisted poems in the 2015 Porter Prize. More

2020 Porter Prize Terms & Conditions

Nathan Morrow
26 August 2014

Entry deadline

  1.   Entries for the 2020 Porter Prize will be accepted until midnight, 1 October 2019.


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Porter Prize Frequently Asked Questions

Amy Baillieu
26 August 2014

I don’t live in Australia and I am not an Australian citizen. Can I still enter?

Yes, you can. Anyone can enter the Porter Prize. But all poems must be written in English.

I’m interested in the Porter Pri ... More

'After Devotion', a new poem by Annamaria Weldon

Annamaria Weldon
26 February 2012


The far margin of wintering wetlands,
mist before sunrise. Outside my window
a rock parrot is perched on its fence-post.

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