not my knight






I’ve recently learnt that my unpublished poetry manuscript has been short-listed for the John Knight Memorial Poetry Prize for 2013.

My congratulations to the winner Vanessa Kirkpatrick, of Katoomba.  Her first collection of poetry To Catch the Light will be published by Fence Post Press and Erudite Scribe and launched at the Queensland Poetry Festival in August.

The judging panel Jeffrey Harpeng, Andrew Leggett, Duncan Richardson said

“We were very pleased to receive 60 entries in this first year of the manuscript competition, many of them of very high quality.  After considerable deliberation, we arrived at a shortlist of four manuscripts.  To Catch the Light impressed with its consistency of voice, and its capacity to reveal new depth and greater pleasure on repeated reading.  The other shortlisted finalists were Rob Walker, Vanessa Page and Jeff Klooger.”


So despite not winning, I’m very pleased to find myself in this list of four poets in a nation-wide competition.


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