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The Peter Porter Poetry Prize

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for a new poem. The Prize – open to all poets writing in English – is named after the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010). The Prize was first awarded in 2005 (Stephen Edgar) and was renamed in 2011, following Peter Porter’s death. Past winners include Tracy Ryan, Judith Bishop, and Anthony Lawrence.

The 2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize has concluded. Dan Hogan was the winner of the 2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize for their poem ‘Workarounds’, which was published in the January-February 2024 issue of ABR. This was announced at an online ceremony on 23 January 2024.

The 2025 Peter Porter Poetry Prize will be open for entries from 1 July 2024 and will close on 7 October 2024. It will be the twenty-first Porter Prize.

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us with queries about the Porter Prize.

Click here for more information about past winners and to read their poems.

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We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Morag Fraser AM and Andrew Taylor AM and support in memory of Kate Boyce.