The Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology provides a rare opportunity for being published outside of the literary journals and internet magazines. In addition to the blind judging process, this has been the particular appeal of the Prize for emerging poets. Alongside UQP’s Best Australian Poetry and BlackInc’s Best Australian Poems, the Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology offers an annual snapshot of the thriving state of Australian Poetry, and in particular longer poems.
In the words of Highly Commended poet in the 2007 Competition and The Australian’s Poetry Editor, Barry Hill: “The Newcastle Poetry Prize should be congratulated for being such a patron of the long poem — a phenomenon which helps sustain seriousness in Australian poetry, and which tests judges as they should be tested.”
While there are many poetry prizes in Australia the Newcastle Poetry Prize is unique for producing an accompanying anthology. Owing to various international publishing factors, it is increasingly difficult for even nationally respected poets to achieve publication today.
List of titles
2012 – Coastline
2011 – Completely Surrounded (30 year anthology)
2011 – The Wombat Vedas
2010 - time with the sky
2009 – The Night Road
2008 – to sculpt the moment
2007 – eclogues
2006 – honey fills the cone
2005 – sunweight
2004 – the cool breath burn
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