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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Appellations
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  • Blake Prize 2013 Judges’ Comments

    Citing the self-confessed poet Ishmael from Melville’s Moby Dick, the narrator keeps the reader in suspense with an intriguing tale of nostalgia, mystery, intoxication, doubt and belief. The tone is by turns ironic and lyrical, with an imagistic control of the abstract. Dynamic and unexpected occurrences unfold with ease; appearances and disappearances are both discrete and interconnected making the poem edgy, breathtaking, intoxicating to read and highly skilful.

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    y separately published work icon Blake Prize The Blake Society , Sydney : The Blake Society , 2007 Z1676356 2007 website

    Website for the Blake Prize. The Blake Prize was established in 1951 for 'works of art that explore the subject of religious awareness and spirituality.' Awards also include the John Coburn Award, for emerging artists; the Blake Prize for Human Justice, for art that addresses issues of human justice, and the Blake Poetry Prize. The Prize is managed by the Blake Society.

    Source: Blake Prize website, (Sighted 17/03/2010)

    Sydney : The Blake Society , 2007
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