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History

The Farmer's Poetry Prize was held every two years as part of the North Side Arts Festival in Sydney. The competition carried $420 in prize money with $250 for poets of all ages. Sections included : Poets of all ages, poets under 25 and Australian school students under the age of 18. Winning entries were published in Poetry Australia.

Winners

1975 winner Section B Watching Them Go i "There are few cars tonight, their lights tangent", Kevin Hart , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , December no. 57 1975; (p. 6-7)
1975 winner Section A Turtles Hatching i "Waiting for weeks till the last one is ready to run, they", Mark O'Connor , 1975 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , December no. 57 1975; (p. 4-5) The Eating Tree : Poems 1980; (p. 33-35) The Younger Australian Poets 1983; (p. 137-139) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986; (p. 335-337) Selected Poems 1986; (p. 22-23) The Australian Literary Magazine , 29-30 March 1986; (p. 11)
1973 winner Class C. Bitterness : Eating a Cake i "I bit into a cake", S. K. Kelen , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , no. 48 1973; (p. 10)
1973 winner Class A Flight Poem from the Barrier Reef Mark O'Connor , 1973 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , no. 48 1973; (p. 5-7) Reef Poems 1976; (p. 23-27) Selected Poems 1986; (p. 11-13) Fire-Stick Farming : Selected Poems 1972-90 1990; (p. 10-12)
1973 winner Under 25 section. Sea Scape i "there were no boats to leave", Keith Russell , 1973 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , no. 48 1973; (p. 8-9)
1969 winner Blood is the Water i "What theories come floating up as battles,", Chris Wallace-Crabbe , 1971 single work poetry
— Appears in: Where the Wind Came : poems 1971; (p. 3-15) Twelve Poets, 1950-1970 1971; (p. 87-100)
1969 winner Section C John William Cardiff

for City Life

1967 winner Section B: for poets under 25 years for a poem of any length on any theme To W. H. Auden i "Your face an elaborate map:", Laura McGill , 1967 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , August no. 17 1967; (p. 19)
1967 winner Open Section A Poem for Maurice O'Shea i "It is wine-harvest, summer, the year's heart.", Geoffrey Lehmann , 1967 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , August no. 17 1967; (p. 7-8) A Voyage of Lions and Other Poems 1968; (p. 73-75) Selected Poems 1976; (p. 80-82) The Younger Australian Poets 1983; (p. 45-47) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986; (p. 302-303) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1996; (p. 307-309)
1965 winner Section B Fox -- Willalooka i "The earth has eaten too much sun,", Christine Churches , 1965 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Australia , August no. 5 1965; (p. 23-) My Mother and the Trees 1977; (p. 137)
1963 winner Nancy Cato

Also American poet Frances Minturn Howard for Koalrutia. 

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