2017 poetry awards winners

 

Queensland Poetry Festival would like to announce the winners for the three main Arts Queensland Poetry Awards: the Thomas Shapcott, the Val Vallis, and the XYZ.

THOMAS SHAPCOTT POETRY PRIZE

 
Winner
Rae White Milk Teeth
 
Highly Commended
Luke Best Percussion
Mindy Gill August Burns the Sky
Jonathan Hadwen The Gone Day
 

VAL VALLIS AWARD FOR AN UNPUBLISHED POEM

Winner
Quietly, on the way to Mars – Bronwyn Lovell 
 
Runner-up
His Master’s Voice – Jeff Guess
 
Highest Placed Queensland Entry
The Future of Music – Laurie Keim
 
Highly Commended
9(after) HER dating app adventures Rebecca Jessen
Buying satin dresses at Yu Garden – Ella Jeffery
 

XYZ PRIZE FOR INNOVATION IN SPOKEN WORD

 
Winner
Monday June 27  – Quinn Eades
  
Highest Placed Queensland Entry
Fight with my soul  – Anisa Nandaula
 
Highly Commended
25 words or less – Brendan Bonsack
This street was once a river – Sean M Whelan
Arguing with gravity – Maddie Godfrey
 
Congratulations to all winning and highly commended poets from QPF. 
 
 
The winners  of the Philip Bacon Award and Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize are:
 
 

OODGEROO NOONUCCAL INDIGENOUS POETRY PRIZE

 

Co-Winners

Jeanine Leane – Historians

Sachem Parkin-Owens – My Ancestors

Highest Placed Quandamooka Entry

Sachem Parkin-Owens – My Ancestors

Highly Commended

Grace Lucas-Pennington – On Arrival

Rachel Bos – Tick Tock 

Ashleigh Johnstone – Fragments of the Shadow People

 

THE PHILIP BACON EKPHRASIS AWARD

 

Winner

Dael Allison – Gethsemane, Bribie Island 1958

Runner-up

Magdalena Ball – Agony in the Garden

Highly Commended

Maddie Godfrey – Three Winters

Joe Dolce – Homage to Shead

Joe Dolce – Too Late for Taxidermy

 

Congratulations to all the winning and highly commended poets from QPF.