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2018 Queensland Poetry Award Winners Announced

2018 Queensland Poetry Award Winners Announced The Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Queensland Poetry Awards and Prizes. Winners of the prestigious suite of Arts Queensland’s Awards and Prizes, as well as the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award and the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize, were announced at QPF’s


Meet our 2018 Poets-in-Residence

The Queensland Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce two 2018 poets-in-residence who, in keeping with festival tradition, will play key roles in the festival program. The 2018 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence is Yona Harvey (pictured above left), an award-winning African-American poet, literary artist and contributing writer to Marvel Comics’ best-selling Black Panther series, making her one of the first


My Heart, My Country – The Story Behind the 2018 Festival Design

  We believe that expressing our inner worlds through poetry and story is vital to our wellbeing. With that in mind, the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival will explore health and healing in the context of poetry and storytelling. To help convey our vision for the 2018 Festival, we commissioned artist Riki Salam of We are 27, to