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Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest
or Helen Bell Bequest; or Helen Anne Bell Poetry Award
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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The Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Awards were established under the terms of Helen Anne Bell's will.

The Award is presented by University of Sydney's Department of English every two years, with a $7000 cash prize and publication with Vagabond Press. The Award is given to an Australian woman poet for a collection of previously unpublished poems.


2019 winner y separately published work icon Moxie Melinda Bufton , Sydney : Vagabond Press , 2020 18541714 2020 selected work poetry

'Moxie traverses the office landscape of our collective psyche, restlessly moving between the interior monologue of daily ruminations and epic-like career narratives lying in wait. The hustle gives way to survival, cresting back into gritty victories via the feminist acquisition of corporate language. Open-plan everything, filing cabinets bursting; the promise of the ladder, beckoning you in.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

for unpublished manuscript 'Moxie'.
2017 winner y separately published work icon Subtraction Fiona Hile , St Lucia : Hunter Publishers , 2016 9101653 2016 selected work poetry
2013 inaugural winner y separately published work icon Too Close for Comfort Pip Smith , Sydney : Sydney University Press , 2013 6567030 2013 selected work poetry