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2014 Porter Prize winner

 Jessica L. Wilkinson wins 2014 Porter Prize


 Wilkinson for webpageAustralian Book Review is delighted to announce that Jessica L. Wilkinson has won the 2014 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Arrival Platform Humlet’. Jessica receives $4,000 for her winning poem, which was drawn from a field of just under 700 entries.

Elizabeth Allen, Nathan Curnow, and Paul Kane were also shortlisted, with each poet receiving $833 for their shortlisted poems (‘Absence’, ‘Scenes from the Olivet Discourse’ and ‘VFGA.’ respectively).

The judges were Lisa Gorton and Felicity Plunkett.

 ‘I am truly honoured that my poem ‘‘Arrival Platform Humlet’’ was recognised in this way and very privileged to be associated with the good name of Peter Porter.’

Jessica L. Wilkinson

Judges' report

‘Judging this prize was difficult, if rewarding, because the number of poems that demanded serious consideration. The judges longlisted more than thirty. After much consideration, we shortlisted four of them. They showed a thoughtful and inventive approach to the traditions that they were drawing on, and achieved a distinctive and memorable poetic vision.’

Lisa Gorton and Felicity Plunkett

ABR gratefully acknowledges the support of Morag Fraser AM