Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Deadline for entries is 1 December 2015.

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the twelfth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$7,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live.

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.

Poems must not exceed 75 lines and must be written in English.

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.

Online entry is recommended, but posted entries will be accepted. Before entering the Porter Prize, all poets must read the Terms and Conditions.

Click here to enter online


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