2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entries in the fifteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize have now closed. The Porter Prize is worth a total of AU$8,500.

The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010), an honoured contributor to ABR for many years. All poets writing in English are eligible to enter.

First Prize: AU$5,000 and Arthur Boyd’s etching and aquatint The lady and the unicorn, 1975
Second Prize: AU$2,000
Three other shortlisted poets: AU$500 each

Judges: Judith Bishop, John Hawke, Paul Kane.

Entries have now closed.

The five shortlisted poems will be published in the March 2019 issue and the winner will be announced at a ceremony later that month.

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

We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Ms Morag Fraser AM, and the support of ABR Patrons. The print is donated by Mr Ivan Durrant in honour of Georges Mora.