The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize is open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems.
Presentation of the
2015 Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia
will take place at
Collected Works Bookshop 1/37 Swanston Street Melbourne
Saturday June 11, 2016
12. 30 - 200 P.M
At Ross House 160.2 Mezzanine Floor - Sue Healy Room
From 2:00:00 PM to 5:00:00 PM
Dr Caroline Masel; Dr Earl Livings; Hon Judy Maddigan; Declan Foley
Admission $10. 00
Reservations 0421109559 email@example.com
Now accepting entries for the
2016 Yeats Prize.
Closing date March 31 2017
First Prize AU $500. 00
Second Prize AU $75. 00
Third Prize $75. 00
# 50 line maximum limit
# NO identification of author on the poem
# Open style
# Where entries are submitted by snail mail:
to be typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.
# Name, address and contact details on a separate page.
Entries submitted as an email message, will not be accepted
# Entries may be submitted via email as an attachment
in a Word doc or PDF document to:
P.S. If you discover any errors on the web site, please send an email. W B Yeats was a notoriously poor speller. He was human, as we all are:)
2016 Judges are
Catholic University of Melbourne
Entry fee for first
Poem is $8. 50.
Additional poems are $5. 50 per each additional poem.
If you wish to make a small donation towards the running of the
W B Yeats Poetry Prize it would be appreciated.
Cheques/Postal Orders to be made payable to
"The W B Yeats Poetry Prize"
Post entries to:
W B Yeats Poetry Prize
6 Samuel Close
Berwick, Victoria 3806
Entrants providing an Email address will receive notification of the results by email.
The W B Yeats Poetry Prize reserves the right to publish the Winning and Commended poems in a printed report and/or on this website.
Copyright remains with poet.
For further information please send email to:
Poetry Competition Convener
Declan J Foley
'We who care deeply about the arts find ourselves the priesthood of an almost forgotten faith, and we must, I think, if we would win the people again, take upon ourselves the method and fervour of a priesthood.
We must be humble and half-proud. . . . We must baptize as well as preach.'
W B Yeats: 'Ireland and the Arts', 1901.