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Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Poetry Award
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History

Inaugurated in 2015, this award is named after one of Australia's premier art dealers, Philip Bacon, who has agreed to be the patron of Queensland's only ekphrastic prize. The award is presented during the Queensland Poetry Festival. (https://queenslandpoetryfestival.com/awards/philip-bacon-ekphrasis-award/

Winners

2019 joint winner 12 Ways to Look at a Landscape i "the tunings, vibrations, oscillations of light thrumming at the pitch of green,", Damen O'Brien , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2019;
Author's note: Inspired by ‘Passage of Light from the Sea at Numinbah’ by William Robinson
2019 joint winner Afterlife i "I think of Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon.", Jane Frank , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2019;
Author's note: Inspired by ‘The Oil Drums’ by Jeffery Smart
2019 joint winner Pelin i "Tequila and absinth, fire, fury and the green fay", Claire G. Coleman , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2019;
Author's note: Inspired by ‘Primavera’ by James Gleeson
2018 winner The Art of Flying i "The sky had asked no questions", Philip Neilsen , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , September 2018;
2017 winner Dael Allison

or Gethsemane, Bribie Island 1958

2016 winner The Dichotomy of the Paper Flower i "in the touch of reflected stillness", Gail Maria Hennessy , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , October 2016; Australian Poetry Anthology 2016; (p. 80) Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 147)
2015 inaugural winner The Wait i "Smear yourself into this country,", Rosanna Licari , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Verity La , December 2015;
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