Porter Prize

2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

On March 23, before a big audience at Collected Works Bookshop in Melbourne, Morag Fraser announced the two winners of the 2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize (worth $7,500). The winners, chosen from a field of nearly 1000 entries from twenty-two countries, are Louis Klee (Vic) for his poem ‘Sentence to Lilacs’ and Damen O’Brien (Qld)

2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

John Hawke Morag Fraser Nicholas Wong Peter RoseJohn Hawke, Morag Fraser, Nichola ...

2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

 Australian 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. The judges were Lisa Gorton and Felicity Plunkett.

‘I am truly honoured that my po ...

2014 Porter Prize Shortlist

Paul Kane et al.
Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize – now open to all poets writing in English – is one of our most prestigious prizes of its kind. Read this year’s four shortlisted poems.

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Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2013 Shortlist

Nathan Curnow et al.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013
Here you will find the five shortlisted contenders of the 2013 Peter Porter Poetry Prize: Nathan Curnow, A. Frances Johnson, Dan Disney, John A. Scott, and John Kinsella ... (read more)

Each year we honour the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010) through our poetry competition – and in the process generate much new poetry. This year we received almost 800 poems in the highly alliterative Peter Porter Poetry Prize. This is almost twice the number we received last year – a measu ...

'Beautiful Mother', a new poem by Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell
Sunday, 26 February 2012
You’ve always associated the two terms together
partly due to your reading of Schiller; partly due
to your watching of Kimba. Kimba sublimates
his mother in the water. You’ve always thought ... (read more)

'Openings', a new poem by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I could say hello to things.
Theodore Roethke

i.
The hand’s wave,
when it comes –

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'Self-portrait at Sixty', a new poem by Tony Lintermans

Tony Lintermans
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

What am I? A crushed hominid.
A can of couscous, seeding.
A shudder of my former self, a
self-defrosting fridge. Good

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