Con­test for po­ets

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Arts -

THE Peter Cowan Writ­ers’ Cen­tre’s an­nual Glen Phillips’ Po­etry Prize com­pe­ti­tion is now open to po­ets re­sid­ing in Aus­tralia.

It of­fers a $100 Judge’s En­cour­age­ment Award for Youth, in ad­di­tion to the ma­jor prizes, to en­cour­age new and emerg­ing young po­ets.

Last year’s judge Dr Mar­cella Po­lain said a suc­cess­ful poem could “raise ques­tions and plant in­trigues”.

“The best po­ems, I think, com­pel us to read them again. But so do the worst,” he said. “A re­ally good poem will sur­prise us. “It will make all man­ner of leaps: for ex­am­ple, in dic­tion, struc­ture, en­jamb­ment, metaphor, im­age, sub­ject and idea.”

En­trants may sub­mit po­ems up to 50 lines in length with an open theme.

Online and postal en­tries are ac­cepted. En­tries close on Oc­to­ber 2.

Visit www.pcwc.org.au for de­tails.

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