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
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.
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.
Edith Cowan University’s School of Arts and Humanities will host a special free event to celebrate fiction and poetry by four recent graduates, published by four different publishers. Please join ECU’s writing staff and students for afternoon tea, followed by a panel discussion about writing and publishing.
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...
Our feature poet is Ben Riddle, this Saturday 9th September 2017 at Perth Poetry Club.
Ben Riddle is a contemporary poet based in Perth, Western Australia. Ben Riddle won the 2014 Fred Simpson Prize for English Verse, and is currently Co-Director of the Said Poets Society.
Ben has been published in Australia, Europe and the United States; notably in Trove Journal, The Travelling Poet and the Stormcloud Poets Anthology. He has done backflips off buildings, stages and every serious commitment he’s ever made in his life.