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Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize (1993-2012)
Subcategory of The Age Book of the Year Award
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Latest Winners / Recipients

Year: 2012

winner y separately published work icon The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems Mal McKimmie , Parkville : Five Islands Press , 2011 Z1836264 2011 selected work poetry

Year: 2011

winner y separately published work icon Starlight : 150 Poems John Tranter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2010 Z1720630 2010 selected work poetry

Year: 2010

winner y separately published work icon Pirate Rain Jennifer Maiden , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2009 Z1651151 2009 selected work poetry

'Pirate Rain builds on the highly acclaimed George Jefferies poems, exploring themes of power, violence, politics and love across Paris, Baghdad, New York and the waters of the Gulf.

The poems discuss the US Presidential campaign, the War on Terror, economic crises and celebrity meltdowns on the one hand, and intensely personal themes of anger, privacy, family, art and love on the other, bringing each into sharp and often biting relief against the other.

Pirate Rain is a vigorous, rich and witty collection, from one of the most individual voices of contemporary Australian poetry.' (From the publisher's website.)

Year: 2009

winner y separately published work icon Better Than God Peter Porter , Sydney : Picador , 2009 Z1541898 2009 selected work poetry

Year: 2008

winner y separately published work icon Not Finding Wittgenstein Peter Henry Lepus Poems J. S. Harry , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2007 Z1422070 2007 selected work poetry

Works About this Award

Days of Plunder : Tale of Our City Wins Age Book Prize Jason Steger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 August 2012; (p. 6)
All Eyes on the Prize : Fiction James Ley , Louise Swinn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2006; (p. 27)
All Eyes on the Prize : Poetry Lisa Gorton , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 2006; (p. 26-27)
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