Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

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The Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, is a literary award for an unpublished poetry manuscript by a Queensland based author. The prize was established in 2003 and currently comes with prize money of $2000 and a publication contract with the University of Queensland Press. [1] Entry can be submitted from anyone residing in Queensland and the award is administered and managed by the Queensland Poetry Festival [2] on behalf of Arts Queensland.

Thomas William Shapcott AO is an Australian poet, novelist, playwright, editor, librettist, short story writer and teacher.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

Poet Person who writes and publishes poetry

A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience.


Award winners

2003 Lidija Cvetkovic, War is Not the Season for Figs [3]

Lidija Cvetkovic is a contemporary Australian poet.

2004 Jaya Savige, latecomers [4]

2005 Nathan Shepherdson, Sweeping the Light Back Into The Mirror [5]

2006 Angela Gardner, Parts of Speech [6]

2007 Sarah Holland-Batt, Aria [7]

2008 Felicity Plunkett, Vanishing Point [8]

2009 Rosanna Licari, An Absence of Saints [9]

2010 Vlanes (Vladislav Nekliaev), Another Babylon [10]

2011 Nick Powell, Water Mirrors [11]

2012 Rachel Briggs, Free Logic [12]

2013 David Stavanger, The Special [13]

2014 Krissy Kneen, Eating My Grandmother [14]

2015 Stuart Barnes, The Staysails (published as Glasshouses) [15]

Stuart Barnes is an Australian poet.

2016 Shastra Deo, The Agonist [16]

2017 Rae White, Milk Teeth

2018 Anna Jacobson, I know I may not escape unscathed [17]

2019 Luke Best, Cadaver Dog [18]

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  12. "Free logic / Rachael Briggs". Trove. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  13. "Great writing rewarded by Australian Centre literary awards | MUSSE". Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  14. "Eating my grandmother : a grief cycle / Krissy Kneen". Trove. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
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  16. "Taking five with Shastra Deo". the Australian Writers marketplace. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  17. "Jacobson wins 2018 Thomas Shapcott Prize | Books+Publishing" . Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  18. "Best wins 2019 Thomas Shapcott Prize". Books+Publishing. 2019-08-26. Retrieved 2019-09-21.