Top Ten announced in Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017

Central Coast Poets Inc. are pleased to release the names of the ten poems shortlisted by Judge Jean Kent for consideration for the Henry Kendall Poetry Award 2017:

Roseate Galahs near Booranga

Jena Woodhouse, QLD

Gathering place

Penny Lane, NSW

Not Yet

Gillian Telford, NSW 

Pantoum for my mother

Gary Smith, VIC

The Ancestors

Gail Hennessy, NSW 


Ian Reid, WA

Late Winter Morning

Jakob Ziguras, NSW

Eastern Road Turramurra 1926

Jan Dean, NSW

Younger every week

Jenny Blackford, NSW 

Margaret Olley’s Flannel Flowers

Vanessa Page, QLD

Congratulations to our top ten entrants.

The entries to be included in the forthcoming anthology have also been selected, and all those included have been notified by email.

Prizewinners will be announced on 1st July 2017.