The shortlist for the 2013 Blake Poetry Prize has been revealed at an event at UNSW Galleries, College of Fine Arts (COFA), Paddington this evening. The 2013 Judges selected nine poems for the shortlist, describing them as “exceptional poems” which were “particularly notable for their developed narrative and/or lyric craft.” The poems are judged blind, with the three judges, Robert Adamson, Eileen Chong and Michelle Cahill, compiling their shortlist from over 500 entries.
Congratulations to each of the poets who were shortlisted for this prestigious prize. The winning and highly commended poems will be announced on Thursday 17 October at the UNSW Galleries, COFA.
2013 Blake Poetry Prize Shortlist:
Almost Pause/Pareidolia by Amanda Joy
Appellations by Anthony Lawrence
Ars Moriendi by Chloe Wilson
Grand Final by Jennifer Harrison
Nocturne by Anthony Lawrence
Prayer: Quick & Dirty by Lizz Murphy
River Lines by Ross Gillett
The Pines by Anthony Lawrence
The Quality of Light by Christine Paice
The poems can be read in full here.