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

    The understatement and a matter-of-fact tone in this poem as well as its extraction of the spiritual from the secular and everyday is beautifully and compellingly rendered. There is a central wit in the disparate association of mortality and sport. Incidental detail such as the cosmic catastrophe of asteroids skilfully develops the poem’s thematic layers. Flight and myth, death and departure are all given serious weight with dexterity. The language and voice are measured with care and great precision. The poem addresses the human need for a deeper, everyday mythology in our modern world.

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First known date: 2013
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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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