Second consecutive poetry win for 2023 Stella Prize

Editor, critic and poet Sarah Holland-Batt has taken out the 2023 Stella Prize for a tender but unflinching collection on mortality.

The 2023 Stella Prize for Australian women’s writing has been awarded to poet, editor, critic and Professor of Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology, Sarah Holland-Batt.

At the prize ceremony hosted by journalist and presenter, Leigh Sales tonight (27 April), Holland-Batt was presented with the $60,000 Prize for her poetry collection, The Jaguar (UQP).

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_