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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Award Winning Australian Writing 2012
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'Now in its fifth edition, Award Winning Australian Writing (AWAW) continues its commitment to showcasing the best short stories and poems that have won competitions around the country. This year, Melbourne Books is again expanding the project, increasing the number of featured pieces to over fifty. AWAW 2012 will also proudly include a foreword by Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal Poetry Prize and the 2012 Cardiff International Poetry Prize, and author of The Blue Plateau, Fire Diary and nine other acclaimed works of poetry and prose.AWAW's four editions have been received very favourably, with support from Lisa Dempster (Emerging Writers' Festival director), Philip Rainford (Fellowship of Australian Writers president), and authors Arnold Zable and Delia Falconer, all of whom have written forewords for the book. The critic Matthew Lamb, in The Australian, commended the "invaluable service" AWAW offers to the literary community, while, in The Age, reviewer Lorien Kaye celebrates that AWAW gives readers a chance "to value these winners". Similar sentiments are expressed by author Irma Gold, who wrote in Overland that AWAW is "a must read"; The Age critic Cameron Woodhead, who noted that "some of the contributions possess startling power"; and critic Patrick Allington, who praised the "impressive new voices" and "energy and inventiveness" collected in the book.The 2012 edition will feature the work of both emerging and established authors, including Ron Pretty, Susan McCreery, Lisa Jacobson, Kevin Gillam, Laura Jean McKay and A. S. Patric. Competitions appearing in the 2012 edition include:* Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards* Sydney Poetry Prize* The Age Short Story Competition* Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize* Katharine Susannah Prichard Awards* Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize* ANU Short Story Competition' (Publication summary)


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* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Melbourne Books , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Foreword, Mark Tredinnick , single work prose (p. 9-16)
Introduction, Adolfo Aranjuez , single work prose (p. 17-22)
The Gardener, Susan McCreery , single work short story (p. 23-30)
Vanadis, Matt Young , single work short story (p. 31-35)
Dust Ode : Ashes to Ashesi"Dry depositions of death, circular detritus of stars", Peter Lach-Newinsky , single work poetry (p. 36-37)
The Summer They Were Fragilei"The children swan like they'd just found out about skin cancer.", Rafael S. W. , single work poetry (p. 38)
Guns 'N Coffee, A. S. Patrić , single work short story (p. 39-44)
Nellie's Apprentice, Maggie Veness , single work short story (p. 45-51)
Massage 8000, Laura McKay , single work short story (p. 52-57)
Rushcutters Bay (or I Can't Decide)i"Logos smeared in shimmering rouge", Skye Loneragan , single work poetry (p. 58)
A Man. His Girl. That Tent, David Blissett , single work short story (p. 60-62)
Karl the Touch Typist, Brooke Davis , single work short story (p. 63-71)
A Poem without Birdsi"This morning the tree-ferns woke and opened out", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 72-73)
Via Negativa : The Divine Dark, Robert Adamson , sequence poetry (p. 72-75)
A Preliminary Sketchi"An old shack by the river, deserted for years now,", Robert Adamson , single work poetry (p. 74-75)
The Nest, Nicole Sinclair , single work short story (p. 76-81)
Heartlandi"She was caught between the nexus of the built &", B. R. Dionysius , single work poetry (p. 82-84)
Wings, Kerrie McCure , single work short story (p. 85-92)
A Crooked Eyei"as I wash me in you", Kevin Gillam , single work poetry (p. 93)
Several Ways to Fall Out of the Skyi"Forget to take your wings from where they hang in the hall, the brass hook", Lisa Jacobson , single work poetry (p. 94-95)

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Works about this Work

Introduction Adolfo Aranjuez , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 17-22)
Foreword Mark Tredinnick , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 9-16)
Foreword Mark Tredinnick , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 9-16)
Introduction Adolfo Aranjuez , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 17-22)
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