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$5000 up for grabs in ACT Poetry competition

By Barcham - 20 March 2013 5

I know quite a few poets. They are a poor and miserable people. This might make them feel better.

Get to it poets, fight for your meals and our amusement!

Canberra’s aspiring poets are encouraged to nominate for the 2013 ACT Poetry Prize, with $5000 in prizes up for grabs.

ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch said the awards recognise outstanding single poems by ACTbased poets. The winning entry to this year’s competition will attract a prize of $3,000 while two short-listed poems will be awarded $1,000 each.

“Poems can be up to 28 lines in length and are assessed ‘blind’ meaning that entries must not include the name of the poet in the section of the application form reserved for the poem,” Ms Burch said.

“Creative writing has a proud tradition in Canberra and competitions such as the ACT Poetry Prize help ensure that these talents continue to flourish in the Territory.”

Also hey, if you like poetry why not check out BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! tonight at the Phoenix? Starts at 8. You’ll like it.

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$5000 up for grabs in ACT Poetry competition
poetix 4:47 pm 20 Mar 13

dpm said :

For those who may have missed it, ‘It’s you density’ (correct spelling) is a quote from Back to the future.
Kinda like one of my other favourite quotes:’You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon’! Hahaha!

Now I feel almost silly. I’m going back in my DeLorean to moderate my own comment. I will leave ED’s up though.

dpm 3:37 pm 20 Mar 13

For those who may have missed it, ‘It’s you density’ (correct spelling) is a quote from Back to the future.
Kinda like one of my other favourite quotes:’You don’t have to be a rocket surgeon’! Hahaha!

poetix 2:29 pm 20 Mar 13

There are so many wonderful poets in Canberra, of all densities, and they all deserve the prize.

johnboy 2:26 pm 20 Mar 13

I’ve always thought low density poets had the inside running!

dpm 2:22 pm 20 Mar 13

Batter up, Poetix! $5k coming your way! It’s your density…! 😉

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