Australian Book Review is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Peter Porter Poetry Prize. First presented in 2005, the Porter Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new poem. It is worth a total of $8,500.
This year, our indefatigable judges – Judith Bishop, John Hawke (chair of the panel, and Poetry Editor of ABR), and Paul Kane – had almost 900 poems to assess before choosing the shortlist. Five poems have been shortlisted.
'The Mirror Hurlers' by Ross Gillett (Vic)
'Searching the Dead' Andy Kissane (NSW)
'63 Temple Street, Mong Kok' by Belle Ling (Qld/Hong Kong)
'Raven' by Mark Tredinnick (NSW)
Please join us as we announce the winner of the 2019 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize. After readings from the poetry of Peter Porter, the shortlisted poets will introduce and read their poems. A special guest will announce the 2019 winner, who will be awarded $5,000 and an Arthur Boyd etching from the series ‘The lady and the unicorn’.
When: Monday, 18 March 2019, 6 for 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm
Where: fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
The five shortlisted poems will appear in our March 2019 issue. Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase on the night and can also be ordered via our website. Subscribers can read the March issue in full on our website from February 28. Click here to find out more about subscribing to ABR
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.