Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize

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The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (also known as the Gwen Harwood Memorial Poetry Prize) was created in 1996 in memory of the Tasmanian poet, Gwen Harwood. The prize is run by Island Magazine[1] and is awarded to a single poem or a linked suite of poems not longer than 80 lines. It has a first prize of A$2,000, and the judges may award two minor prizes.[2]

The 2015 winners will be announced at the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival on 12 September 2015.



  1. ^ Blusterhead: Awards, Prizes Glory
  2. ^ The AusLit Gateway News July/August 2004
  3. ^ Island Magazine, Judges Report: The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize
  4. ^ "Results for the 2007 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize", Island
  5. ^ "The Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize 2006 Results". Island. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  6. ^ News from Island Magazine's David Owen, 27 November 2002