2018 Poetry Award Winners

2018 Poetry Award Winners

2018 POETRY AWARDS WINNERS

Queensland Poetry Festival would like to announce the winners for the three main Arts Queensland Poetry Awards: the Thomas Shapcott, the Val Vallis, and the XYZ.

 

THOMAS SHAPCOTT POETRY PRIZE

Winner

Anna Jacobson  I know I may not escape unscathed

Runner up

Damen O’Brien  pH

Highly Commended

Belle Ling  Rabbit-light

India Breen  Miniature Thunder

VAL VALLIS AWARD FOR AN UNPUBLISHED POEM

First Prize

Zenobia Frost  Reality on Demand

Second Prize

Damen O’Brien  What We Know About Her

XYZ PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN SPOKEN WORD

Winner

Anisa Nandaula  I Hate You

Highest Placed Queensland Entry

Anisa Nandaula  I Hate You

Congratulations to all winning and highly commended poets from QPF.
The winners of the Philip Bacon Award and Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize are:

OODGEROO NOONUCCAL INDIGENOUS POETRY PRIZE

First Prize

Brenda Saunders  Quondongs

Highly Commended

Yvette Holt  Mother’s Native Tongue

Claire Coleman  I am the road

Julie Jedda Janson  Waiali Possum Cloak

Jilian Boyd Bowie  Woman, Mabo & Decedent

PHILIP BACON AWARD

Winner

Philip Neilsen  The Art of Flying

Second Prize

Jeffrey Harpeng  Girl with Dog

 

Congratulations to all the winning and highly commended poets from QPF.