Cricket Poetry Award – Readings Night

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Cricket Poetry Award – Readings Night

Time: September 16, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Australian Youth Hotel
Street: 63 Bay St
City/Town: Glebe
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Event Type: reading, prize, cricket
Organized By: Derek Zilic
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2010

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Event Description

The top 20 poems entered in the 2010 competition will be read by live actors.

Hello Poets / Writers / Authors,

The judges Peter Fenton and Sally Loane have selected the following poems to be read on Thursday 16th Sept at Australian Youth Hotel, 63 Bay StREET, Glebe 2037 *from 6:00pm

If your work is listed, congratulations and if not, please be assured that the judges spent close to 3 days individually reviewing each poem and another full day together debating the pros and cons of the final 20 selected for public reading.

In no particular order, the 20 finalists are:

1. Australian Job by Lillian Allen – SA
2. A Sonnet to Cricket by Don Adams - New Zealand
3. Backyard Internationals by Glen Butcher – SA
4. Clancy of the Overthrow by David Campbell – VIC
5. Batting Order by Natasha Dennerstein – New Zealand
6. The First Delivery by Nigel Ford – SA
7. The Ton by Peter Harvey – QLD
8. Cricket's Last Stand by Brian Sam Hallewell – QLD
9. Backyard Century by Ian Keast - NSW
10. Stumps Balls and Willow (Our View) by Audrey Lawrence – QLD
11. Three Bats by Alfred Marks – NSW
12. Country Cricketers Childhood by Mark Miller – NSW
13. Testing Times by Brian McLoughlin – NSW
14. My Father's Bat by Rhonda Poholke – VIC
15. Gentleman Jim by Matt Young – QLD
16. Me Neighbour's Kid by Ian Swift – NSW
17. The Last Over by Maureen Sudlow – New Zealand
18. Evolution by Nerelie Teese – VIC
19. Setting the Scene by Noel Tennison – VIC
20. Summer Salvation by Leanne Wicks – NSW

Peter Fenton and Sally Loane want to get up close and personal with the entire top 20 BEFORE they make a decision on the last 3. Based on the reading and crowd response, the last 3 poems are chosen by the judges and re-read at the Cricket Art Prize opening – SCG, Members Pavilion Thursday 7th Oct in which the winning poem / poet is announced.

We hope that you can make it on Thursday night to celebrate and pay tribute to a national pastime through poetry.


Via the Poets Union

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