Grace Leven Prize for Poetry

The Grace Leven Prize for Poetry is an annual poetry award in Australia, given in the name of Grace Leven who died in 1922. It was established by William Baylebridge who "made a provision for an annual poetry prize in memory of 'my benefactress Grace Leven' and for the publication of his own work".[1] Grace was his mother's half-sister.[2]

The award is made to "the best volume of poetry published in the preceding twelve months by a writer either Australian-born, or naturalised in Australia and resident in Australia for not less than ten years".[2] It offers only a small monetary prize, but is highly regarded by poets.[3] It was first awarded in 1947,[4] with the recipient being Nan McDonald's Pacific Sea.

Award winnersEdit

2010sEdit

  • 2012: Joint winners
Rawshock by Toby Fitch
Autoethnographic by Michael Brennan
The Collected Blue Hills by Laurie Duggan
Jaguar's Dream by John Kinsella
Another Fine Morning in Paradise by Michael Sharkey
  • 2010: Joint winners
Phantom Limb by David Musgrave
Patience, Mutiny by LK Holt
The Simplified World by Petra White

2000sEdit

1990sEdit

  • 1997: The Undertow: New and Selected Poems by John Kinsella
  • 1995: Joint winners
New and Selected Poems by Kevin Hart[7]
Flying the Coop : New and Selected Poems 1972–1994 by Rhyll McMaster
Path of Ghosts: poems 1986–93 by Jemal Sharah[8]
Empire of Grass by Gary Catalano
Peniel by Kevin Hart[7]

1980sEdit

Selected Poems 1963–1983 by Robert Gray
The Amorous Cannibal by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

1970sEdit

Collected Poems, 1942–1970 by Judith Wright[19]
Collected Poems 1936–1970 by James McAuley[20]

1960sEdit

1950sEdit

1940sEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Bonnin (1979)
  2. ^ a b Wilde et al (1994) p. 325
  3. ^ AusLit News April–May 2007
  4. ^ Munro & Sheahan-Bright (2006) p. 142
  5. ^ a b Robert Adamson on the Austlit database
  6. ^ "Stephen Edgar", Snorkel. Issue No. 7
  7. ^ a b Kevin Hart on AustLit database
  8. ^ Jemal Sharah on Austlit database
  9. ^ Dorothy Hewett on the Austlit database
  10. ^ Elizabeth Riddell on the Austlit database
  11. ^ Rhyll McMaster on the Austlit database
  12. ^ "Poetry Prize for Rosemary Dobson", Canberra Times, 30 October 1985, p29
  13. ^ Peter Porter on the Austlit database
  14. ^ Austlit – Selected Poems 1939–1975 by John Blight
  15. ^ Austlit – Selected Poems by Gwen Harwood
  16. ^ Austlit – Neighbours in a Thicket : Poems by David Malouf
  17. ^ Austlit – A Soapbox Omnibus by Rodney Hall
  18. ^ Austlit – Head-Waters by Peter Skrzynecki
  19. ^ Austlit – Collected Poems, 1942–1970 by Judith Wright
  20. ^ Austlit – Collected Poems 1936–1970 by James McAuley
  21. ^ Austlit – Letters to Live Poets by Bruce Beaver
  22. ^ Austlit – A Counterfeit Silence: Selected Poems by Randolph Stow
  23. ^ Austlit – Selected Poems 1942–1968 by David Campbell
  24. ^ Austlit – Collected Poems 1936–1967 by Douglas Stewart
  25. ^ Austlit – The Talking Clothes : Poems by William Hart-Smith
  26. ^ Austlit – The Ilex Tree by Geoffrey Lehmann and Les Murray
  27. ^ Austlit – All the Room by David Robotham
  28. ^ Austlit – The North-Bound Rider by Ian Mudie
  29. ^ Austlit – Southmost Twelve by R. D. Fitzgerald
  30. ^ "Reading by Ipswich Poet" The Canberra Time, 7 June 1968, p14
  31. ^ Austlit – Man in a Landscape by Colin Thiele
  32. ^ Austlit – The Wind at Your Door by R. D. Fitzgerald
  33. ^ Austlit – Antipodes in Shoes by Geoffrey Dutton
  34. ^ Austlit – Elegiac and Other Poems by Leonard Mann
  35. ^ Austlit – The Wandering Islands by A.D. Hope
  36. ^ Austlit – Thirty Poems by John Thompson
  37. ^ Austlit – Tumult of the Swans by Roland Robinson
  38. ^ R.D. Fitzgerald on Austlit database
  39. ^ Austlit – The Great South Land by Rex Ingamells
  40. ^ Austlit – Woman to Man by Judith Wright
  41. ^ Austlit – A Drum for Ben Boyd by Francis Webb
  42. ^ "Strength and Sunshine" The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1948, p6

ReferencesEdit

  • AusLit News April–May 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2007
  • Bonnin, Nancy (1979) "Baylebridge, William (1883–1942)", Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • "Les Murray Author Page". Archived from the original on 22 June 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2007.
  • Munro, Craig & Sheahan-Bright, Robyn (2006). Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia 1946–2005. St Lucia, University of Queensland Press
  • "RDFitzGerald". Retrieved 16 July 2007.
  • Wilde, W., Hooton, J. & Andrews, B (1994) The Oxford Companion of Australian Literature 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Oxford University Press
  • Wyndham, Susan (30 March 2007). "'Poetic Grace' 30 March 2007". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2007.