2016 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entry has now closed for the twelfth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$7,500, and the judging process is underway. 

Arthur Boyd, The unicorn and the angel from the series The lady and the unicorn, 1975 (Arthur Boyd’s work reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust)Arthur Boyd, The unicorn and the angel from the series The lady and the unicorn, 1975 (Arthur Boyd’s work reproduced with the permission of Bundanon Trust)

First Prize: $5,000 and Arthur Boyd’s etching and aquatint The unicorn and the angel, 1975 from the series The lady and the unicorn, 1975.

Shortlisted Poets: $500

The unicorn and the angel was produced by Arthur Boyd to illustrate the book of poems by Peter Porter, entitled the Lady and the Unicorn (Secker & Warburg, London, 1975). The print is generously donated by Ivan Durrant in honour of Georges Mora.

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.

Peter Porter portrait 1

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.

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

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