Blake Poetry Prize
Closing Date: 2 June 2017
Entry Fee: Yes
Prizes Offered: No
More Information: casulapowerhouse.com/get-involved/prizes
Australian poets are encouraged to enter this year’s Blake Poetry Prize, which for the first time is being hosted by Liverpool City Library and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
Entries close on 2 June for this prestigious biennial event, which has a first prize of $5000.
The Blake Poetry Prize challenges poets to explore themes such as faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non-belief.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller said entries must be new works of 100 lines or less.
“The Blake Poetry Prize starts an important conversation about who we are as human beings,” Mayor Waller said.
“The entries are not restricted to works related to any faith or any artistic style, but all poems entered must have a recognisable religious or spiritual integrity.
“From 2017 Liverpool City Library, in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, will deliver The Blake Poetry Prize as a biennial event.
“This year, we have three accomplished judges to