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Blake Poetry Prize 2021

The Blake Poetry Prize challenges Australian poets to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less.

Competitions

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Nov 15, 2021

Location

Sydney

Artform

All Arts

The Blake Poetry Prize challenges Australian poets to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less.

From 2017  Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in collaboration with WestWords,  has delivered The Blake Poetry Prize as a biennial event.

The Blake Prize is an open poetry prize that challenges poets, both national and international, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion and/or belief.

The Blake Poetry Prize is an aesthetic means of exploring the wider experience of spirituality with the visionary imagining of contemporary poets. The Blake Prize takes its name from William Blake, a poet and artist of undoubted genius, who integrated religious and artistic content in his work. The Blake Poetry Prize challenges contemporary poets of disparate styles to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less.

The Blake Poetry Prize is strictly non-sectarian. The entries are not restricted to works related to any faith or any artistic style, but all poems entered must have a recognisable religious or spiritual integrity and demonstrate high degrees of artistic and conceptual proficiency.

The Blake Poetry Prize | $5,000 | Non-Acquisitive

Key dates
Entries open: 9 August 2021
Entries close: 15 November 2021
Shortlist announcement: Friday 4th February 2022
Launch & Winners Announcement: Saturday 12th March 2022

Entry fee: $30
If you have any questions please email us: admin@westwords.com.au 

Judges for the 2021 Prize are Judith Nangala Crispin, Anthony Lawrence and Juan Garrido-Salgado.

To enter this year\’s prize visit https://www.westwords.com.au/projects/blake-poetry-prize-2021/

The Blake Poetry Prize is presented in partnership with

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Library

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