The Australian Catholic University’s inaugural Literature Prize has been won by Stephen Edgar, for his poem The Dancer.
Edgar won $7000 for his wining entry. Mark Tredinnick and Jenny Pollak won second and third prizes with Light Years and White Rabbits. More than 180 people entered the awards, which were announced last night at ACU’s Melbourne Campus as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival.
Each year has a nominated theme and form of writing. The 2013 prize was awarded to the poet who best conveys everyday immanence.
The awards, worth $10,000 in total, were presented by ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven and Director of Identity and Mission Father Anthony Casamento.
The entries were judged by poet, author and academic Professor Kevin Hart, Dr Carolyn Masel, Dr Matthew Ryan, and Professor Hillel .