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Judith Wright Poetry Prize, third place: Surfing at Blackfellas

Blackfellas is over the edge
a sheer drop beside a path
perched against the limestone cliff

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Judith Wright Poetry Prize, first place: Acacia Land

Can you see this picture – in Ngiyampaa and Gamilaraay country?
in the outback, a Toyota police car cruised on a misty, quiet as death, night,
near the outback town of Wilga, a tidy town

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Judith Wright Poetry Prize, second place: Nadelstich

i don’t know who my friends are, their names keep changing. as if geometry had texture, textures, the world bleeding into the horse from above. i move an emotion before the court. the judge is a series of bevelled cornices.

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Writing

On quiet writing

‘Loud’ writing attracts attention with its zeitgeisty theme or high-concept plot. An ambitious, edgy approach to form or genre that demands to be read as spectacle. A punchy, fast-paced writing style that doesn’t so much invite you into the story as hustle you along with it.

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