About a month ago, Final Draft had a lovely opportunity to record the winner and highly commended poets of the Blake Poetry Prize. There is something quite magic about poetry read aloud, but particularly of a poet reading their own work – phrases and words well considered by tongue and by pen.
And tonight we get to hear them over the airwaves. We hear Sydney based poet, Fiona Wright reading her poem The Fox Man. And we speak with poets Robert Adamson and Todd Turner – as well as listen to their Blake entries.
Also later tonight – The Rereaders are back and taking on literary magazines.
Blake Poetry Prize 2011 – www.blakeprize.com.au
Winner: Via Negativa, The Divine Dark by Robert Adamson
Highly Commended: The Fox Man by Fiona Wright and Fieldwork by Todd Turner
The Rereaders featuring Sam Twyford-Moore, Rebecca Giggs and Fiona Wright – produced by Jessica Minshall.