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Dinny O'Hearn Poetry Prize
Subcategory of The Age Book of the Year Award
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Winners

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
2011 winner y separately published work icon Starlight : 150 Poems John Tranter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2010 Z1720630 2010 selected work poetry
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.)

2009 winner y separately published work icon Better Than God Peter Porter , Sydney : Picador , 2009 Z1541898 2009 selected work poetry
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
2007 winner y separately published work icon The Goldfinches of Baghdad Robert Adamson , Chicago : Flood Editions , 2006 Z1305059 2006 selected work poetry (taught in 2 units)
2006 winner y separately published work icon Friendly Fire Jennifer Maiden , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2005 Z1219373 2005 selected work poetry satire (taught in 2 units)
2005 winner y separately published work icon The Colosseum Dipti Saravanamuttu , Five Islands Press , 2004 Z1183600 2004 selected work poetry
2004 winner y separately published work icon Totem : Totem Poem Plus 40 Love Poems Totem : Totem Poem Plus Forty Love Poems Luke Davies , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2004 Z1122290 2004 selected work poetry
2003 y separately published work icon Mangroves Laurie Duggan , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2003 Z1006796 2003 selected work poetry Poems in this selection are grouped into two main sections: Part I Mangroves (2000-2002) and Part II The Night Watch (1988-1994). The author's note (p.ix) explains the significance of this grouping.
2002 winner y separately published work icon Afterimages Robert Gray , Potts Point : Duffy and Snellgrove , 2002 Z947827 2002 selected work poetry prose
2001 winner y separately published work icon Untold Lives and Later Poems Rosemary Dobson , Rose Bay : Brandl and Schlesinger , 2000 Z668293 2000 selected work poetry
2000 winner y separately published work icon Empty Texas Peter Minter , North Ryde : Paper Bark Press , 1999 Z1288942 1999 selected work poetry

This work contains a collection of innovative, intelligent, witty and superbly crafted poems by Peter Minter.

1999 winner y separately published work icon The Impossible : and other poems R. A. Simpson , Wollongong : Five Islands Press , 1998 Z62833 1998 selected work poetry
1998 winner y separately published work icon The Hunt and Other Poems John Kinsella , South Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1998 Z123094 1998 selected work poetry
1997 joint winner y separately published work icon Dragons in Their Pleasant Palaces Peter Porter , New York (City) Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1997 Z399723 1997 selected work poetry
1997 joint winner y separately published work icon The Wild Reply Emma Lew , Fitzroy North : Black Pepper , 1997 Z141777 1997 selected work poetry
1996 winner y separately published work icon Weeping for Lost Babylon Eric Beach , Pymble : Angus and Robertson Paper Bark Press , 1996 Z462353 1996 selected work poetry
1995 winner y separately published work icon Selected Poems : 1956-1994 Chris Wallace-Crabbe , Oxford Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z396798 1995 selected work poetry
1994 winner y separately published work icon The Monkey's Mask Dorothy Porter , South Melbourne : Hyland House , 1994 Z528794 1994 single work novel crime (taught in 31 units)
1993 winner y separately published work icon At the Florida John Tranter , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z546889 1993 selected work poetry
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