24th MPU INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION
And the winners are...
First prize – Leon Shann Award
Awarded to Brett Dionysius (Qld)
“My Father on a Horse, Date Unknown”
Ross Gillett (VIC)
Philip Neilson (Qld)
Martin Downey Urban Realist Award
Rob Wallis (VIC)
"The Hours Alone"
Dean Gessie (Canada) “historylesson[sic]”
Gayelene Carbis, (VIC) The Dead Sea
Ross Gillett, (VIC) “Ascending from the Wreck”
Damen O’Brien, (Qld) “Windward”
Roger Higgins, (SA) “Facing the Sky”
Andy Jackson, (VIC) “Aesthetic surgery”
Cathy Altmann, (VIC) “Crochet & Crying”
Rhonda Poholke (VIC) “Drought Lines”
Brett Dionysius (Qld) “26th January -6th February 1788”
Thanks to Loran Steinberg for the outstanding poster design. And of course, thanks to our sponsors: Black Pepper Publishing, Black Inc Books, Snap Printing Heidelberg, The Paperback Bookshop and Wendy Fleming.
Keep your eye on this page over the coming days for a copy of Joel's launch speech, photos and copies of the winning poems.