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 The Award is given to an Australian woman poet for a collection of previously unpublished poems.
'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Source: Publisher's blurb.for unpublished manuscript 'Moxie'.