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Sarah Holland-Batt, above, is an award-winning poet, editor, critic and academic. Her most recent book, The Hazards, won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. She is also the editor of The Best Australian Poems 2016 and 2017, and the Poetry Editor of Island.

Now in its 23rd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize celebrates Tasmania’s most acclaimed poet.

First Prize – $2000 + publication in Island magazine and subscriptions to Island, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.

Second Prize – publication in Island magazine and subscriptions to Island, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted Brow.

The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize was established by Island magazine in 1996 and has received generous support from Chris Pearce and Janet Grecian of the Hobart Bookshop since 1999.

The 2018 judges are Sarah Holland-Batt, Lachlan Brown and Maria Takolander. Judge photos and biographies below – click on images to download hi-resolution images.

Entries are due midnight 2 September 2018.

Entry information via the Island magazine website at islandmag.com/gwenharwood2018
 
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