2017 Poetry Award Winners

2017 Poetry Award Winners

2017 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

Rae White Milk Teeth

Highly Commended

Luke Best Percussion
Mindy Gill August Burns the Sky
Jonathan Hadwen The Gone Day

 

VAL VALLIS AWARD FOR AN UNPUBLISHED POEM

 

Winner

Quietly, on the way to MarsBronwyn Lovell

Runner-up

His Master’s Voice – Jeff Guess

Highest Placed Queensland Entry

The Future of Music – Laurie Keim

Highly Commended

9(after) HER dating app adventures –Rebecca Jessen
Buying satin dresses at Yu Garden – Ella Jeffery

 

XYZ PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN SPOKEN WORD

 

Winner

Monday June 27 – Quinn Eades

Highest Placed Queensland Entry

Fight with my soul – Anisa Nandaula

Highly Commended

25 words or less – Brendan Bonsack
This street was once a river – Sean M Whelan
Arguing with gravity – Maddie Godfrey

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

 

Co-Winners

Jeanine Leane – Historians
Sachem Parkin-Owens – My Ancestors

Highest Placed Quandamooka Entry

Sachem Parkin-Owens – My Ancestors

Highly Commended

Grace Lucas-Pennington – On Arrival
Rachel Bos – Tick Tock
Ashleigh Johnstone – Fragments of the Shadow People

 

THE PHILIP BACON EKPHRASIS AWARD

 

Winner

Dael Allison – Gethsemane, Bribie Island 1958

Runner-up

Magdalena Ball – Agony in the Garden

Highly Commended

Maddie Godfrey – Three Winters
Joe Dolce – Homage to Shead
Joe Dolce – Too Late for Taxidermy

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