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Thursday, September 20, 2012

From the Desk of Australian Poetry ...

Dear Members,
Australian Poetry is taking the time up to Christmas to consolidate our foundations and make plans for a bright new 2013. We would like to welcome all of our new members to our fortnightly newsletter, and to extend our gratitude to members who have renewed already for 2013.
In the office, we've also been celebrating the recent achievements of many Australian poets.
Congratulations to Tracy Ryan, who this week won the Western Australian Premier's Book Award for Poetry for her collection The Argument (Fremantle Press)!
We also extend our congratulations to Peter Rose, who won the new Queensland Literary Awards Judith Wright Calanthe Poetry Award for Crimson Crop (UWA Publishing), Amanda Johnson, whose collection The Wind-Up Birdman of Moorabool Street (Puncher & Wattmann) won the 2012 Wesley Michel Wright Prize, and Mal McKimmie, whose second collection, The Brokenness Sonnets I-III and Other Poems (Five Islands Press) was awarded The Age Poetry Book of the Year.

Your membership helps us to support a wide range of programs and activities that develop the skills of all Australian poets. If you haven't yet renewed your membership, you can do so at any time on our website.

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