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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2018

winner y separately published work icon Flute of Milk Susan Fealy , Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2017 10716651 2017 selected work poetry

'The collection is in two parts, with each one interrogating love, loss, gender and aesthetics. The poems refract these themes through personal experience, as well as through a broader cultural lens. Some of these works are direct responses to the act of reading literature. The hallmark of this collection is precision with language: these works are always present and vivid.' (Publication summary)

Year: 2011

winner y separately published work icon Walking on Ashes Winifred Weir , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1673737 2009 selected work poetry
'The poems in Walking on Ashes present a war memoir told from a less-reported perspective: the point of view of life on the Australian homefront by a writer revisiting her WWII childhood and the absence of her father. The return of her father with a serious injury and the destruction of his hopes and subsequent alcoholism is the main thread running through this powerful collection.' (Publisher's blurb)

Year: 2009

winner y separately published work icon The Edge of Everything Phyllis Perlstone , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2007 Z1491316 2007 selected work poetry

'Don’t turn to this book for the facile or expect platitudes. Perlstone wrenches language and syntax to deliver to you an edgy and unique perspective. Well crafted, these poems are hard-won gems of insight. Follow her lens - she will (to misquote her) ‘... give you a reason to turn somewhere in your own mind'.

— Anna Kerdijk Nicholson' (Publisher's website)

Year: 2007

winner y separately published work icon Tangible Shadows Dawn Bruce , Charnwood : Ginninderra Press , 2005 Z1221136 2005 selected work poetry

Year: 2005

winner y separately published work icon Naked in Sepia Quendryth Young , Goonellabah : Pocket Books Publications , 2004 Z1668264 2004 selected work poetry

Works About this Award

Biennial Book Awards Poetry Competition 2011 : Judge's Report Judith Beveridge , 2011-2012 single work column
— Appears in: Images , December - February 2011-2012; (p. 26)