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Poetry Magazine Award
or Poetry Society of Australia Award
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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History

This competition was offered by 'Poetry' magazine, which was published by the Poetry Society of Australia. Contestants were required to enter three poems each and the winner's second and third poems were also highly commended by a panel headed by Professor Leonie Kramer. (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page15953362)

In 1963, it was a requirement that poems entered were unpublished and 'signed by a pseudonym while the writer's real name and address was to be enclosed in a sealed envelope, upon which the pseudonym is written.' The award that year was announced on World Poetry Day. (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page24671280)

Winners

1972 winner John Forbes
1971 winner East i "Autumn morning, Dandenong line fogbound,", Laurie Duggan , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: East : Poems 1970-74 1976; New and Selected Poems 1971-1993 1996; (p. 3-7)
1970 winner Relation i "MICHELLE 've become tired now", John Scott , 1970 single work poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , December vol. 18 no. 6 1970; (p. 25-27)
1970 winner John Scott
1968 winner Marjory O'Dea
1967 winner Fragments of O'Flaherty B. A. Breen , 1967 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , December no. 6 1967; (p. 6-7) The Penguin Book of Australian Verse 1972; (p. 432-436)
1965 winner Jill Hellyer
1962 winner Pieces for My Father i "My father did not like the Swedish vases", Geoffrey Lehmann , 1965 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Ilex Tree 1965; (p. 58-59) New Impulses in Australian Poetry 1968; (p. 76-77) Selected Poems 1976; (p. 49-50) The Younger Australian Poets 1983; (p. 43-44)

— Appears in: Collected Poems 1997; (p. 47-49)
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