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'The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize is an award given to Australian poets for a single poem.'


2016 joint winner Chloe Wilson For 'Bloodwork'.
2016 joint winner Sarah Holland-Batt Shortlisted for two poems: 'T/error: A Troika' and 'Preserved Heart with Gunshot Wound'. Won for 'T/error: A Troika'.
2015 winner The Book of Interdictions A. Frances Johnson , 2016 sequence poetry
— Appears in: States of Poetry : Victoria 2016;
2014 winner John Watson For the then-unpublished poem 'The Persistence of February 1, 2012'.
2013 winner Replica Laura Elvery , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 2013; (p. 80-87)
2012 winner S.O.S. (from The Ascendant) Maria Zajkowski , 2012 sequence poetry
2011 winner [Untitled] (from The Ascendant) Maria Zajkowski , 2011 sequence poetry
2010 winner Endtime i "there are not enough flowers and the wolves close in", Nathan Curnow , 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Disappearing 2012;
2009 winner The Ministry of Going In i "This is what happens", Christine Paice , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Spring no. 25 2009; (p. 197-199) Five Bells , Summer/Autumn vol. 17 no. 1/2 2010; (p. 94-97)
2007 winner Stone i "You throw a stone", Theresa Van Maanen , 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Griffith Review , Summer no. 18 2007; (p. 176) The Best Australian Poems 2008 2008; (p. 133-134)
2006 winner To Find What Is Not There i "you have reached the end of this poem", Nathan Shepherdson , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poetry 2006 2006; (p. 135-143) Apples with Human Skin 2009; (p. 123-130)
2005 winner Husbandry i "Here's what I am", Chris Fontana , 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poetry 2005 2005; (p. 163-173)
2004 winner I Had a Dream I was Talking to Lawrie Daws on the Phone i "we were talking about the marks made by a snake in the sand", Nathan Shepherdson , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Apples with Human Skin 2009; (p. 109-114)
2003 winner Between the Palace and the Bodhi Tree Judith Beveridge , 2003 sequence poetry Author's note: 'The poems are an imaginative depiction of Siddhattha Gotama, who later became the Buddha, as he wanders the towns and forests of north India in around 500bc, before he achieved enlightenment.'
2002 winner The African Spider Cures Judy Johnson , 2002 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Brisbane Line , 21 February 2002;
2001 winner The Rain The Rain : A Sequence of Five Poems Anthony Lawrence , 2001 sequence poetry
2000 winner y separately published work icon Everyday Ophelia Kathryn Lomer , 2000 Z794676 2000 sequence poetry
1999 winner Le Weekend in Paris Jean Kent , 1999 sequence poetry
— Appears in: The Satin Bowerbird 1998; Paris Studio : Contemporary Writing by Fourteen Australian Authors Who Lived, for a While, in Paris 2001; (p. 127-131) Southerly , vol. 61 no. 3 2001; (p. 102-106)
1998 winner Wallace's Feet & Darwin's Pistols Wallace Roland Leach , 1998 sequence poetry
— Appears in: Ulitarra , December no. 14 1998; (p. 9-14) Art Galleries Schubert: Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize 1998 1998; Drowning Ophelia 2000; (p. 43-48)
1998 winner Roland Leach