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The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is open for submissions!

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 - 1912) who wrote the classic Such is Life, under the name Tom Collins. 

1st prize: $1,000. 2nd prize: $200. 3rd prize: $100.

Poem length: up to 60 lines
Open theme
Limit of five entries per person
$10 for each entry

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious poetry prizes, with first place being awarded a $1,000 prize.

Saturday 14th of October, Toby Marks and Cam Knight!

This Saturday, it’s Toby Marks and Cam Knight as our features, 14th October 2017 at Perth Poetry Club.

Toby Marks is one of Australia's leading forgotten poets.  Unknown even to his peers and kin.  He lacks all recognition in Australian Literature.  His poetry, although not academic, tries to dip into the hermetic currents of an ocean lost in a world we can only perceive once standing on the edge of the abyss.  Sometimes strikingly shit and sometimes passable, his poetry has been blowing away since 2013.

Saturday 16th of September, David Cox and Jacob Kemp!

Our feature poets are David Cox and Jacob Kemp, this Saturday 16th September 2017 at Perth Poetry Club.

David Cox is a Perth based professional photographer / videographer, but also makes an impact with his spoken word – having impressed at Spoken Word Perth and his poems taken up by Buzzfeed.  He blogs on https://abphy.com/user/oneupdateatatime

Jacob Kemp is... more to come...