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History

'The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize is an annual poetry prize endowed by Australian poet Bruce Dawe in 1999. It is awarded to "an original, unpublished poem not exceeding 50 lines" by an Australian citizen or resident. The award comes with a $2500 cash prize.' (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Dawe_National_Poetry_Prize )

Winners

2018 winner Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon for 'First Blood: A Sestina'.
2016 winner 497 Small Disappointments i "My dear cell follicles,", Jenny Pollak , 2016 2016 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 42-43)
2015 winner A Cracked and Weathered Prayer i "Stretched canvas, a backwater", Steve Armstrong , 2015 2015 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 2016; (p. 252-253)
2014 winner Last Week i "a grab-bag, lucky dip of trinkets", Sarah Rice , 2014 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2012 winner Leaving No Wake i "About short-term memory they", John Watson , 2012 2012 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Award Winning Australian Writing 2013 2013; (p. 194-195)
2011 winner Several Ways to Fall Out of the Sky i "Forget to take your wings from where they hang in the hall, the brass hook", Lisa Jacobson , 2011 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Scintillae 2012 2012; (p. 160-161) Award Winning Australian Writing 2012 2012; (p. 94-95) South in the World 2014; (p. 3) The Stars Like Sand : Australian Speculative Poetry 2014; (p. 64-65)
2010 winner The Lawn i "He is mowing the lawn, again.", Ray Liversidge , 2010 2010 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2009 winner Black Bat Burn i "A hushed collective roosts the trees. The branches", Andrew Slattery , 2009 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; The Best Australian Poems 2010 2010; (p. 195-196)
2008 winner Vixerunt i "And yet, to have lived so much already,", John Kinsella , 2008 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2007 winner After the Diagnosis i "Today the mountain's strangely luminous with frost,", Louise Oxley , 2007 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2006 winner Minotaura: Rainbow's End i "They tell me science damns the end", Kate Middleton , 2006 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2005 winner My Mother's Travel Diary i "begins with murder -", Jane Williams , 2005 2005 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2004 winner Fitting i "My mother is kneeling with good scissors", Louise Oxley , 2004 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Southerly , vol. 65 no. 3 2005; (p. 69)
2003 winner Minneapolis i "America, you've laid a cable in my heart", David Musgrave , 2003 2003 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2002 winner Final Belief / Must Be in a Fiction (Wallace Stevens) Final Belief i "To pass the time, or for other, hidden reasons,", Brook Emery , 2002 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-;
2001 winner My Dressmaking Aunt i "had two shop dummies freda and lou", Judy Johnson , 2001 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 1999-; Island , Summer no. 95 2003; (p. 62)
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