‘Sestina after B. Carlisle’ wins Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize

Some exciting news — my poem ‘Sestina after B. Carlisle’ has won the 2021/22 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize!

Thanks to judges Kate Middleton, Ali Alizadeh and Aidan Coleman and everyone at Island Magazine. Special thanks to friends who read and commented on the poem. You can read Kate Middleton’s comments here.

Congratulations to runners-up Andrew Sutherland and John Foulcher (our poems will appear in Island 164, out soon) and highly commendeds Kay Are and Roland Leach (theirs will appear in Island 165). You can subscribe to Island here.

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