The Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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The Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Time: November 21, 2011 all day
Location: Australia
Website or Map: http://www.australianbookrevi…
Event Type: competition, opportunity, award, abr
Organized By: Australian Book Review
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2011

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ABR has announced the Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entry to the eighth annual Australian Book Review poetry prize – renamed the Peter Porter Poetry Prize, in memory of the late Australian poet – is now open.

First prize: $4000 Shortlisted poems: $250 

Closing date: 21 November 2011 

Judges: Judith Beveridge and David McCooey


The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry, and guarantees winners wide exposure through publication in ABR.


Stephen Edgar (2005)

Judith Bishop (2006)

Alex Skovron (2007)

Ross Clark (2008)

Tracy Ryan (2009)

Anthony Lawrence (2010)

Judith Beveridge and Tony Lintermans (2011)


The guidelines and entry form are now available from the ABR website – – and attached here. 


Poets must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status in Australia. Each entry must be a single poem of no more than 100 lines. Multiple entries are permitted, and all poems will be judged anonymously. A shortlist comprising a maximum of six poems will be announced and those poems published in the March 2012 issue of ABR. The winner will be announced in the April 2012 issue.

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