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Peter Porter Poetry Prize
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History

This prize is awarded annually by Australian Book Review. The prize was formerly known as the ABR Poetry Prize. It was established under that name in 2005, and was renamed in honour of the poet Peter Porter in 2010. The prize is given for a single poem of no more than 100 lines. All poems are judged anonymously.

The prize comes with a cash reward, and the winning poem is published in Australian Book Review. Winners are not inevitably Australian poets: in 2018, the prize was won by Hong Kong-based Nicholas Wong.

Winners

2020 winner My Father’s Thesaurus i "You drove faultlessly until sundown.", A. Frances Johnson , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 53)
2019 joint winner Searching the Dead i "The bone-coloured branches of the rusty fig", Andy Kissane , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 43)
2019 joint winner 63 Temple Street, Mong Kok i "Remember 63 Temple Street, Mong Kok?", Belle Ling , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 41-42)
2019 joint winner Belle Ling for '63 Temple Street, Mong Kok'.
2019 joint winner Andy Kissane for 'Searching the Dead'.
2018 winner Nicholas Wong for '101 Taipei'.
2017 joint winner Damen O'Brien For 'pH'.
2017 joint winner Louis Klee For 'Sentence to Lilacs'.
2016 winner Amanda Joy For 'Tailings'.
2015 winner As Wasps Fly Upwards i "I’m walking home in the dying light of a summer’s day.", Judith Beveridge , 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 371 2015; (p. 36-41) The Best Australian Poems 2015 2015; Award Winning Australian Writing 2015 2015; (p. 187-189)
2015 winner Judith Beveridge For 'As Wasps Fly Upwards'.
2014 winner Jessica Wilkinson For 'Arrival Platform Humlet'.
2012 winner Beautiful Mother i "You've always associated the two terms together", Michael Farrell , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 339 2012; (p. 25)
2011 joint winner Openings Judith Bishop , 2011 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 46) Thirty Australian Poets 2011; (p. 38-40)
Joint winner with Tony Lintermans (for 'Self-Portrait at Sixty').
2011 joint winner Self-Portrait at Sixty i "What am I? A crushed hominid.", Tony Lintermans , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 43)
Joint winner with Judith Bishop (for 'Openings').
2010 winner (ABR POETRY PRIZE SHORTLIST) Domestic Emergencies i "You're opening a packet of star anise with a knife", Anthony Lawrence , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 40-41)
2009 winner Lost Property i "to be alone in the wide room", Tracy Ryan , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 309 2009; (p. 36) The Argument : Poems 2011; (p. 59-60) The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry 2017;
Prize known as the ABR Poetry Prize in 2009.
2008 winner Danger: Lantana i "Was I hoping to find my way to the creek, loud", Ross Clark , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 299 2008; (p. 43) The Best Australian Poems 2008 2008; (p. 20-21)
Prize known as the ABR Poetry Prize in 2008.
2007 winner Sanctum i "So there he was in the library, crouched above the floor", Alex Skovron , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 37) The Best Australian Poems 2007 2007; (p. 93-94)
Prize known as the ABR Poetry Prize in 2007.
2006 winner Still Life with Cockles and Shells i "Life breathes in this painting like a child", Judith Bishop , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 279 2006; (p. 51) The Best Australian Poems 2006 2006; (p. 25-26) The Best Australian Poetry 2007 2007; (p. 3-4) Alice Missing in Wonderland and Other Poems 2008; (p. 10-11)
Prize known as the ABR Poetry Prize in 2006.
2004 winner Man on the Moon i "Hardly a feature in the evening sky", Stephen Edgar , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 269 2005; (p. 22) Australian Book Review , April no. 270 2005; (p. 13) The Best Australian Poetry 2006 2006; (p. 7-9) Other Summers 2006; (p. 26-27) 100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss 2011; (p. 91-92)
Prize known as the ABR Poetry Prize in 2004.
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