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

    There is tautness and a natural flow in this lyric poem’s self-reflexive, meta-spiritual themes. Arguments about meaning, doubt and transcendence are abstracted and developed with restraint. There is paucity of image but the variation in tone from ironic to philosophical is persuasive. The poet manages to characterise essence and anthropomorphise river in ways which both tease and clarify the reading. With its spare, whittled-down language, the poem emulates the physical entity of a river, of its movements, its depths and at the end, its recreation.

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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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