The Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, named in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, is a literary award for an unpublished poetry manuscript by a Queensland based author.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.Entry can be submitted from anyone residing in Queensland and the award is administered and managed by the Queensland Poetry Festival on behalf of Arts Queensland.
Thomas William Shapcott AO is an Australian poet, novelist, playwright, editor, librettist, short story writer and teacher.
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).
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.
2003 Lidija Cvetkovic, War is Not the Season for Figs
Lidija Cvetkovic is a contemporary Australian poet.
2004 Jaya Savige, latecomers
2005 Nathan Shepherdson, Sweeping the Light Back Into The Mirror
2006 Angela Gardner, Parts of Speech
2007 Sarah Holland-Batt, Aria
2008 Felicity Plunkett, Vanishing Point
2009 Rosanna Licari, An Absence of Saints
2010 Vlanes (Vladislav Nekliaev), Another Babylon
2011 Nick Powell, Water Mirrors
2012 Rachel Briggs, Free Logic
2013 David Stavanger, The Special
2014 Krissy Kneen, Eating My Grandmother
2015 Stuart Barnes, The Staysails (published as Glasshouses)
Stuart Barnes is an Australian poet.
2016 Shastra Deo, The Agonist
2017 Rae White, Milk Teeth
2018 Anna Jacobson, I know I may not escape unscathed
Caroline Mavis Caddy is an Australian poet.
Jo Shapcott FRSL is an English poet, editor and lecturer who has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award.
The Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry is awarded annually as part of the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards for a book of collected poems or for a single poem of substantial length published in book form. It is named after Kenneth Slessor (1901–1971).
Jaya Savige is a contemporary Australian poet, critic and editor.
The Anne Elder Trust Fund Award for poetry is administered by the Victorian branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers and is awarded annually, as the Anne Elder Award, for the best first book of poetry published in Australia. It was established in 1976 and currently has a prize of A$1000 for the winner. The award is named after Australian poet Anne Elder (1918–1976).
Australian Book Review is an Australian arts and literary review. Created in 1961, ABR is an independent non-profit organisation that publishes articles, reviews, commentaries, essays, and new writing. The aims of the magazine are 'to foster high critical standards, to provide an outlet for fine new writing, and to contribute to the preservation of literary values and a full appreciation of Australia's literary heritage'.
The Australian Literature Society Gold Medal is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for "an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year." From 1928 to 1974 it was awarded by the Australian Literature Society, then from 1983 by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, when the two organisations were merged.
Philip Max Neilsen is an Australian poet, fiction writer and editor. He teaches poetry at the University of Queensland and is adjunct professor of creative writing at the Queensland University of Technology.
Sarah Holland-Batt is a contemporary Australian poet and academic.
The Judith Wright Prize is awarded annually as part of the Arts ACT Poetry Prize for a book of poems published the previous year in book form by an Australian author.
Named in honour of the Queensland poet Val Vallis (1916-2009), Val Vallis was a lyric poet who lectured in English and Philosophy at the University of Queensland. In 2002 the then Arts Minister, Matt Foley, announced "...the naming of a major poetry award, the first Arts Queensland Val Vallis Award for Unpublished Poetry to commemorate Val’s contribution to poetry in Queensland."
Felicity Plunkett is an Australian poet and critic. She was poetry editor at the University of Queensland Press from 2010 to 2018.
Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) is one of Australia's premier organisations for all things poetry and spoken word. It exists to support and promote a poetry culture in Queensland and Australia, embracing the wide possibility of poetic expression in all of its forms. As well as hosting an annual 3-4 day festival over the last weekend of August in the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and surrounds, QPF also produces a number of signature projects and programs throughout the year.
Krissy Kneen is a Brisbane-based bookseller and writer. Kneen has been shortlisted three times for the Queensland Premier's Literary Award, and in 2014 won the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.
The Stella Prize is an Australian annual literary award established in 2013 for writing by Australian women in all genres, worth $50,000. It was originally proposed by Australian women writers and publishers in 2011, modelled on the UK's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
The Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize is an award given to Australian poets for a single poem. The initial prize was awarded at the Somerset Celebration of Literature literary dinner in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia in March 1997. The prize was created by Win Schubert, Director of Art Galleries Schubert at the Gold Coast, in celebration of the dynamic life of her gallery manager and close friend, Josephine Ulrick. From 1998 until 2000, the Prize was managed by the Somerset Celebration of Literature, then from 2001 to 2003 it moved to the University of Queensland. It then became a part of the Creative Writing program at Griffith University, Gold Coast, in Queensland. Starting in 2013, the Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University funded the award fully, and the name was changed to the Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize.
Ali Cobby Eckermann is an Australian poet of Indigenous Australian ancestry. She is a Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha woman born on Kaurna land in South Australia.