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Friday, February 23, 2018

POETRY COMPETITIONS

2018 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

As part of 2018Poetry d’Amour Summer of Love, submissions are sought for original, unpublished love poems for an opportunity to win:
 
First Prize: $500 cash prize and the opportunity to perform the winning entry at Poetry d’Amour 2018* 
Runner Up: $200 cash prize and the opportunity to perform the winning entry at Poetry d’Amour 2018*
2 x Highly Commended Certificates*
2 x Commended Certificates*
 
PLUS
Youth Incentive Award: $100 cash prize and the opportunity to perform the winning entry at Poetry d’Amour 2018* for the highest ranking entry from a person under 18 years of age living in Western Australia.
 
Selected poems from all entries submitted, will be offered the opportunity to be published in the anthology Poetry d’Amour 2018.
 
* Conditions apply, additional prizes may be added at the discretion of the organisers and sponsors. Prizes do not include travel or accommodation costs.
 
Full details and Entry Form can be found by following the links at:  https://wapoets.wordpress.com/
 
2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
The annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be announced in August, with travel to the awards ceremony covered in addition to the prize. Entries close on Friday 1 June 2018.
 
Poetry shapes our culture. None believed this more so than Professor Dawe, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary poets. Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction.
 
Bruce continues to write passionately with his most recent work, Border Security, published in 2016 at the age of 86. As Australia’s best-selling living poet, Bruce has had a varied career from joining the RAAF in 1959 to working as a labourer, farmhand, clerk, gardener, teacher, and much more.
 
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

2018 Bruce Dawe Poetry Prize

Entries for the 2018 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open
Dear Poet -
The annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be announced in August, with travel to the awards ceremony covered in addition to the prize. Entries close on Friday 1 June 2018.
Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize
Poetry shapes our culture. None believed this more so than Professor Dawe, one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary poets.
Professor Dawe believed that universities should support the study of Literature and promote the Arts in Australian society. His decision to sponsor this prominent Literary Prize is ongoing, living proof of his conviction.
 
About Bruce Dawe
Bruce continues to write passionately with his most recent work, Border Security, published in 2016 at the age of 86. As Australia’s best-selling living poet, Bruce has had a varied career from joining the RAAF in 1959 to working as a labourer, farmhand, clerk, gardener, teacher, and much more.
Want to know more?
For more information, please email us at brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au or visit The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize for terms and conditions, how to enter, and frequently asked questions.

Sunday, February 04, 2018

ISSA HAIKU

winter rain--
stomping on the mum
the croaking frog


ISSA 1812
 
.しぐるるや菊を踏へてなく蛙
shigururu ya kiku wo fumaete naku kawazu
Frogs are a spring season word in haiku. A winter frog, highly unusual, intimates spunky old age: a comrade and mirror for Issa. 
 
http://haikuguy.com/issa/new.html

Friday, February 02, 2018

WA in Words - for the New Museum

 
The Western Australian Museum is calling for members of the public to share their thoughts about the literary works they think best reflect the spirit and place of Western Australia.

WA in Words is a project launched by the WA Museum as part of the 2018 Perth Writers Festival.

WA Museum CEO Alec Coles is encouraging people from around the State to get involved.

“We are calling for people to tell us about the works they think best sum up the spirit of WA. Our State has been evocatively described through novels, poems, songs and plays in many ways, so we want to hear about the works that mean the most to Western Australians,” Mr Coles said.

The Museum is seeking WA in Words submissions which will be incorporated into a beautiful paper installation at the Perth Writers Festival, and used to inform the content for the New Museum for WA, which will open to the public in 2020.

“The New Museum is being developed with a People First approach, and the voices, and the writings of our people will be featured heavily throughout the new galleries.
“Some of the submissions sent in for the WA in Words project may feature in the New Museum along with the words penned by authors who have expressed their thoughts about WA through their works,” Mr Coles said.

“We are not just looking for examples of popular works, but of a range authors and writers.”

Submissions are now open and can be made via the WA Museum website: http://museum.wa.gov.au/wa-in-words. Contributors are asked to submit the title and author of the work, and describe how it made them feel or think about WA.
“Submissions can be from novels, poems, theatre or songs, and it doesn’t matter if they’re by local, national or international writers,” Mr Coles said.

One lucky contributor will also win a book lovers prize valued at about $1,000. Spend two nights away at Hyatt Regency Perth with $150 worth of books from Boffins Books, while indulging on a hamper filled with gorgeous WA produce.

Entries close on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

WA in Words is supported by Hyatt Regency Perth and Boffins Books.