Philip Hammial. Skin Theory, Puncher and Wattmann, 2009.
Shortlisted for the 2010 Judith Wright Award*
ABOUT THE AUTHORPhilip Hammial has had twenty-two collections of poetry published. His sixteenth collection, In the Year of Our Lord Slaughter’s Children, was short-listed for the Kenneth Slessor Prize in 2004, as was his fourteenth collection, Bread, in 2001. In 2004 Philip was awarded an Established Writer’s grant by the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He has represented Australia at several international poetry festivals: Poetry Africa 2000, Durban, SA; The Franco-Anglais Festival of Poetry, Paris, 2000; The World Festival of Poets 2000, Tokyo; the Festival International de la Poesie, Trois Rivieres, Canada, 2004 and the Micro-Festival, Prague, 2009. In 2006 an anthology of Australian poetry in French that Philip edited – 25 poetes australiens – was published by Ecrits des Forges in Trois Rivieres, Quebec and Le Temps des Cerises in Paris. He was a resident at the Australia Council studio at the Cité International des Arts in Paris for six months in 2009/2010.
What else was shortlisted for the 2010 Judith Wright Award?Find more information on previous ACT Poetry Prizes.
*Judith Wright Award for a published collection by an Australian writer is awarded annually. It is one of five ACT Poetry Prizes.
The ACT Government, through the ACT Arts Fund administered by artsACT, has offered ACT Poetry Prizes since 2003. The 2010 winner will be announced in November from the shortlist selected by a panel comprising comprising Ms Maureen Bettle, Mr John Jenkins, Ms Lesley Lebkowicz and Mr David Brooks.