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Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize
or Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
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History

The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize is sponsored by The Hobart Bookshop. It is open to single poems or linked suites not longer than 80 lines. There is a cash prize and publication with Island, as well as two minor prizes at the judges discretion.

Winners

2018 winner On the Day You Launch i "The future of the earth is a series of goodbyes, so you", Damen O'Brien , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 156 2019; (p. 14)
2017 winner The Munchian O i "Yes, that was me in the revolutionary belt, Che replicated, hung around my hips;", Meredith Wattison , 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 151 2017; (p. 18)
2016 winner Correspondence i "Dear electric one, you've gone, leaving breast-shaped insulators", Kate Wellington , 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , April no. 147 2016; (p. 21-23)
2016 winner Stuart Cooke For 'In Memory'.
2015 winner Dan Disney Judged by Sarah Holland-Batt, Kent MacCarter and Tim Thorne.
2014 winner Fukushima Suite Tim Thorne , 2014 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 139 2014; (p. 90-91)
2013 joint winner Tour de France Jan Sullivan , 2014 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Island , no. 136 2014; (p. 90-91)
2013 joint winner Blackbirds En Masse i "Haute cuisine has always had its tricks", Chloe Wilson , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2014 2014; (p. 149-150) Island , no. 136 2014; (p. 88-89)
2012 winner In Dreams Let Us Not Use First Names David Bunn , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 131 2012; (p. 20-22)
2012 winner Bush Poem with Subtitles Fiona Hile , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 131 2012; (p. 16-19) Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 2013; (p. 130-133) Outcrop : Radical Australian Poetry of Land 2013; (p. 178-180) Active Aesthetics : Contemporary Australian Poetry 2016;
2011 winner Against the Grain i "Many things have a grain best to not go against", Sarah Rice , 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 242-243)
2011 winner Sarah Rice for 'Against the Grain'
2008 winner Drawing in the Birth Room i "Drawing with my daughter", Angela Malone , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 117 2009; (p. 68-69)
2008 winner Angela Malone
2007 winner Waiting for Goya i "And so, as you see, quite a journey, and now", Sandy Fitts , 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 113 2008; (p. 64-67) The Best Australian Poems 2008 2008; (p. 49-51) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 765-767)
2006 winner Structure of the Horse's Eye i "Under the sun, the horse's eye", Elizabeth Campbell , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Winter no. 109 2007; (p. 64-66) Letters to the Tremulous Hand 2007; (p. 40-42) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 1081-1082)
2005 winner The Child and Time i "When I sit these days -", Mark Tredinnick , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 106 2006; (p. 90-93)
2003 winner On the Tongue Kathryn Lomer , 2003 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Island , Winter-Spring no. 93-94 2003; (p. 216-218) The Best Australian Poetry 2004 2004; (p. 64-67) Two Kinds of Silence 2007; (p. 40-43)
2001 winner Old Car Bodies i "Says who? says she. Move 'em.", Jennie Herrera , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 88 2002; (p. 70-72) Old Car Bodies : Poems & Meditations 2003;
2000 winner This Instant Jan Owen , 2000-2001 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 84 2000-2001; (p. 15-18) Timedancing 2002; (p. 38-40) Poems : 1980-2008 2008; (p. 181-184)
1999 winner Sandwiches Chris Andrews , 1999 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 80/81 1999-2000; (p. 90-93)
1998 winner Pages from the Other World : Snap Shots from a Journey Through Illness Doris Brett , 1999 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 77 1999; (p. 22-25)
1997 winner The Confetti Stone i "The Black opal flecked with pink and green and the pale", M. T. C. Cronin , 1997 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Spring/Summer no. 72/73 1997-1998; (p. 25-27) Landbridge : Contemporary Australian Poetry 1999; (p. 99-101) Interior Despots : Running the Border 2001; (p. 20-22)
1996 winner The Grim Periphery i "The narrative extends, seamless, from a cutting you brought back", Anthony Lawrence , 1996 single work poetry
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 68 1996; (p. 12-15) New and Selected Poems 1998; (p. 317-321) Skinned by Light : Poems 1989 - 2002 2002; (p. 100-104)
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