The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 2012

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The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 2012

Time: January 31, 2012 all day
Location: National
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Event Type: opportunity, prize, competition
Organized By: Griffith University
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2012

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Amongst the richest poetry and short story prizes in the world, the Josephine Ulrick prizes in 2012 are worth $40,000 in prize money.

Griffith University's School of Humanities on the Gold Coast administers the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize and the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize on behalf of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts.

Up to 200 line poem or suite of poems

First Prize: $20,000

Closing date 31 January 2012

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Comment by jodieanne on January 30, 2012 at 23:49


The Leap………


There is no explanation,

To understand you have to come,

Like your in the front seat of a car,

Going that fast your tingling numb,

And for that split second blackness,

I cannot see a thing,

I never knew the climax of what it felt like falling in…

Your life may flash before you,

Like a memory upload,

But every thoughts a stimulant

Its quite intense if you let go,

Conquering extreme bliss as you navigate this space,

Where the minutes are like hours,

As the g-force strangles you from feet to face,

I swallow and lay back as heat consumes my vital frame,

Slowly standing steady from a ride that was insane,

I fuelled up and i fired in a quest to be set free,

And it isn’t untamed desire,

But the element of excitement that gets me…….


Jodieanne McCormack

Comment by jodieanne on January 31, 2012 at 0:21


In my mind to myself i know i am quite mean,

but it comes with the territory of a complex

and shocking self esteem,

my state of life is not in tune,

and for years iv said it will be soon,

its now im stuck and can't crawl out

and iv come to my own conclusion

of what is life about ?

tis then through mist the veils pulled back

i see a vision of my goals, and have another crack

suddenly there is hope

the miles to climb don't seem that far

and when iv reached the very top

its success im ready to embark

because up with a face of confidence, i am sure to go

and from here the heights that can be reached

for me are unbeknowns.

Jodieanne McCormack

Comment by jodieanne on January 31, 2012 at 0:55


How do dreams gain momentum, fullfilling and so real

revealing extreme happiness im waking up to feel

such excitment cant be reigned

it runs right through my vital frame

alive inside to grasp the touch

of the affection exposed i now crave so much

sometimes i wish i never woke from such a blissfull dream

to realise its within my reach and do nothing so it seems

i am not in abundance, therefore why do i wait

for something iv wished for before

but learnt i acted way to late

this time i refuse and wont let go

of this vision through my eyes

because i beleive that if i do

its my own life i will despise.

Jodieanne McCormack

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