The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize was established to commemorate the life and work of the late Vincent Buckley; poet, critic and Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. It is a biennial award that is offered alternately to enable a poet writing in Australia to visit Ireland and to facilitate the visit of a poet writing in Ireland, to Melbourne.
The prize, which has been made available through generous donations from family and friends of Vincent Buckley, provides the recipient with a return airfare, and a contribution towards living expenses.
This year the prize is to be awarded to a poet writing in Ireland to visit Australia in 2020, the value of the prize is inclusive of airfares and living expenses. The value of the prize is A$12,000, applications close Monday 8 July, 2019.
The prize winner will be an honorary fellow of the University associated with the Australian Centre, the reasonable resources of which will be available to the prize-winner for the purposes of commemorating Vincent Buckley's life and work.