The 2012 NPP anthology, Coastline, was launched at the award night last October. The title was derived from David Musgrave’s winning poem of the same name.
Each year the NPP attracts hundreds of entries from distinguished and emerging poets. The 2012 collection showcases the twenty-three poems that were shortlisted by the judges. It features David Musgrave, Mark O’Flynn, Philip Radmall, John Bennett, Doris Brett, Michelle Cahill, Alexander D’Aloia, B.R. Dionysius, Judy Durrant, Luke Fischer, John Jenkins, Andy Kissane, Tric O’Heare, Peter Lach-Newinsky, Anthony Lawrence, David Lumsden, Gita Mammen, Bob Morrow, Nathan Shepherdson, John Watson and Jakob Ziguras.
You can support the running of the Newcastle Poetry Prize (as well as read some of the country’s most stunning poetry) by purchasing a hardcopy in the Hunter Writers’ Centre’s online shop. You can also purchase an eBook for your Amazon Kindle (for the first time ever) on this page here.
The words of our 2012 judges, Jennifer Harrison and Kim Cheng Boey, sum it up:
“It proves that there is poetry in money after all, that a major prize like the Newcastle Poetry Prize can call in being poems that seem to say something that has never been said before, or say something that we all know in such new and memorable ways that it reads like a new knowledge, a new sense of future.”