Poets, listen up: the 2010 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets, sponsored by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, closes Monday. In case you haven’t heard, the major prize is a magnificent $5000 – plus there are two runner-up prizes of $1000 a piece.
This year’s judge is Overland’s distinguished new poetry editor, Peter Minter (pictured).
Whether you’re into avant-gardism, Dorothy Hewett, the Language poets, Plath, spoken word, the Romantics, Shelley, Rilke, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, ee cummings, Ali Cobby Eckermann, John Kinsella – you get the idea – we want your poetry.
So, entries must be posted by Monday 15 November 2010. Winners will be announced in March 2011.
For more about Judith Wright’s contribution to Australian poetry and Australian life, check out Georgie Arnott’s review of Wright’s correspondence.