The NSW Writers’ Centre has announced the Blake Poetry Prize shortlist.

The selection of nine shortlisted works include: River Lines by Ross Gillett, Grand Final by Jennifer Harrison, Almost Pause/Pareidolia by Amanda Joy, The Pines by Anthony Lawrence, Nocturne by Anthony Lawrence, Appellations by Anthony Lawrence, Prayer: Quick And Dirty by Lizz Murphy, The Quality Of Light by Christine Paice and Ars Moriendi by Chloe Wilson. The poetry prize received over 500 entries this year with themes centred around meditations on death, illness, travel and intoxication. Said works will be exhibited in a major exhibition alongside 62nd Blake Art Prize finalists at the new Galleries UNSW at the College of Fine Arts from October 18 through November 16.

The Blake Poetry Prize winner will be announced on Thursday October 17, so we recommend you keep your eyes on Blake Prizefor further updates.

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