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The Newcastle Poetry Prize
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History

'The Newcastle Poetry Prize is an annual Australian award for poetry. It was established in 1981 as the Mattara Poetry Prize.

'Initially sponsored by the Hunter Water Board, Newcastle City Council has provided funding via its Community Assistance Program since 1995, and the University of Newcastle has partnered with Council since 2004 to provide additional sponsorship.' (From Wikipedia: Newcastle Poetry Prize)

Notes

  • The Newcastle Poetry Prize began in 1981 as the Mattara Poetry Prize. Each year until 1991 a $10,000.00 prize was awarded for a single unpublished poem. Then there was a three year break and in 1995 the competition emerged in its present incarnation as the Newcastle Poetry Prize. The competition is judged by a distinguished group of poets and the submissions are presented anonymously.

Latest Winners / Recipients (also see subcategories)8455944

Year: 2021

Year: 2020

winner Damen O'Brien for 'Measures of Truth'.

Year: 2019

winner Chloe Wilson for Soft Serve

Year: 2018

winner Buying Online Ross Gillett , 2018 single work poetry
— Appears in: Buying Online : Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2018 2018; (p. 2-5)

Year: 2016

winner John Watson

Works About this Award

Newcastle Poetry Prize and the Weekend of Poetry Brian Joyce , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , December 2010/January 2011 no. 194 2010; (p. 17)
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 December 2008; (p. 8)
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on several awards: the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Wesley Michel Wright Award for Poetry and the Newcastle Poetry Prize.
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 December 2007; (p. 30)
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on the following: Australian writers appearing on international end-of-year 'best books' lists, the results of the 2007 Newcastle Poetry Prize and the move by Gleebooks to open an outlet in the Blue Mountains.
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 December 2006; (p. 34)
A column canvassing current literary news including brief reports on the establishment of the Australian Poetry Centre in Melbourne and the announcement of the 2006 Newcastle Poetry Prize winners.
Regional : Newcastle/Hunter Brian Joyce , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Five Bells , Winter vol. 13 no. 3 2006; (p. 59)
Major literary highlights in the Newcastle/Hunter area.
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