Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is an ongoing international literary award run by the Australian Book Review for outstanding poetry. Established by the ABR in 2005, the Prize is named after the late Australian poet Peter Porter. The Porter Prize, awarded annually by the ABR, is considered 'one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry'[1] and among the country's 'most prestigious prizes for a new poem'. [2] It 'guarantees winners wide exposure through publication in ABR' [3] and in 2017 received 'nearly 1000 entries from twenty-two countries'. [4]


The Porter Prize was established in 2005 by the Australian Book Review. Formerly known as the ABR Poetry Prize,[5] it was renamed the Peter Porter Poetry Prize in 2010 in honour of the famed Australian poet.[6] The award is open to all poets writing in English, regardless of where they reside.


Since its inception, there have been 15 winners of the Peter Porter Poetry Prize.


  1. ^ "Michael Farrell wins the Peter Porter Poetry Prize". ArtsHub Australia. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize announced". ABC Radio National. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Peter Porter Poetry Prize, entries by Nov 20". The Northern Territory Writer's Centre. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "2017 Peter Porter Poetry Prize". Australian Book Review. Retrieved 15 April 2017. }
  5. ^ Austlit. "Peter Porter Poetry Prize". AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Hidden Author. "News from the Editor's Desk". Australian Book Review. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.