Fiona Wright has won the 2012 Mary Gilmore Award for her collection, Knuckled (Giramondo). The shortlist and judges’ citations are available here.
Awarded for a first book of poetry published in the preceding two calendar years (until 1998 it was for a first book published in the preceding calendar year). No nominations are required, but judges are grateful for notifications of eligible books.
The judging panel for the 2010/2011 award is David Gilbey (Chair), Derek Motion and Mark Macleod.
Previous Award Winners
|2010||Joanna Preston for The Summer King Otago University Press|
|2008||Nathan Shepherdson for Sweeping the Light Back into the Mirror UQP|
|2006||David McCooey for Blister Pack Salt Publishing|
|2004||Michael Brennan The Imageless World Salt Publishing|
|2002||Geraldine McKenzie for Duty Paperbark Press|
|2000||Lucy Dougan for Memory Shell Five Islands Press|
|1998||Emma Lew for The Wild Reply Black Pepper Press|
|1997||Morgan Yasbincek for Night Reversing Fremantle Arts Centre Press|
|1996||Jordie Albiston for Nervous Arcs Spinifex Press|
|1995||Aileen Kelly for Coming Up for Light Pariah Press|
|1994||Deborah Staines for Now, Millennium Spinifex Press|
|1993||Jill Jones for The Mask and Jagged Star Hazard Poets|
|1992||Alison Croggon for This is the Stone Penguin|
|1991||Jean Kent for Verandahs Hale and Iremonger|
|1990||Kristopher Rassemussen for In the Name of the Father False Frontiers|
|1989||Alex Skovron for The Re-arrangement MUP|
|1988||Judith Beveridge for The Domesticity of Giraffes Black Lightning Press|
|1987||Jan Owen for Boy with Telescope A and R|
|1986||Stephen Williams for A Crowd of Voices Pariah Press|
|1985||Doris Brett for The Truth about Unicorns|