Poetry

1st Place​

  • South Coast Writer’s Centre Poetry Award, 2021: "Minnamurra Sestets" 

  • Harri Jones Memorial Prize, 2020: "Rock Hopping"

  • Red Room Company Poetry Object Competition 2019: "Mong Song"

  • Red Room Company Poetry Object Competition 2017: "Canvas" 

 

Placings and Highly Commended

  • 3rd  Place, The Rialto Nature and Place Competition, 2021: "Mount Marshall Road at Dusk" 

  • Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2020: "Barren grounds in late Autumn,"

  • KSP National Poetry Award 2020: "September Tercets: or hearing a rufous whistler in the field" 

  • Henry Lawson Memorial and Literary Society Poetry Prize 2017: "Wanderlust"

 

Shortlisted

  • ACU Prize for Poetry 2021:  "One night in March; Stuart's Crossing Under Lights"

  • ACU Prize for Poetry 2021:  "End of Autumn Ghazals in a Broken Field"

  • ACU Prize for Poetry 2021:  "Robertson Redux in May" 

  • Blake Poetry Prize 2020: "Waterlines to a Kingfisher"

  • Newcastle Poetry Prize 2020: "And Cyrus Wept when he Beheld Babylon"

  • Newcastle Poetry Prize 2020: "Rock Hopping"

  • Room Company Poetry Object Competition 2016: "An Album of Memories"

 

Longlisted:

  • South Coast Writer’s Centre Poetry Award, 2021: "Composition of Soot"

  • The Fish Poetry Prize, 2021: "Self-flagellation and the Falls"

  • Adrian Abbott Poetry Prize, 2017: "A Cobwebbed Rod"

Education Resources

1st Place​

  • Australian Education Publishing Awards, 2019: "Most Outstanding Secondary Resource: Poems to Share II" (Contributor) 

JUDGES COMMENTS

THIS IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF VERY FINE POEMS BY THIS WRITER, AND WE HAD SOME DIFFICULTY IN AGREEING ON THIS AS THE BEST OF THEM. IT HAS THE VIVID IMAGERY OF THE BEST OF THEM, AND THE SENSE OF A JOURNEY THROUGH A VIBRANT COUNTRYSIDE, AS WELL AS THE SENSE OF A FATHER ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY OF HIS SON.

Ron Pretty / Judge / South Coast Writer's Centre Poetry Award