Cricket Poetry Award 2009 - A new Australasian poetry award has been created.
Poets are invited to submit a poem celebrating an aspect of life in and around the game and sport of cricket, in settings of backyard cricket, beach cricket, club cricket or social cricket. The genre may be narrative, epic, dramatic, satirical, lyrical, elegy or verse fable.
Our history and sense of identity are linked to cricket and our social interactions are often complimented with some form of the game, at the beach, in the park, in the backyard or on the cricket field.
Cricket, in all its forms, has inspired the arts, most of which romanticises and celebrates the game. More importantly, cricket brings people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities together.
The written & spoken word reflects the emotions, beliefs and prejudices that influence our thoughts, behaviour and personality. Poets will be asked to use a national pastime - cricket, as the vehicle to unsettle preconceptions, generate new ideas and consider our contemporary culture.
The Cricket Poetry Award will be run in conjunction and correlate with the Cricket Art Prize, and the winner will be announced at the inaugural Cricket Art Prize opening event at the Members Pavilion of the SCG on Thursday 8th Oct 2009. The occasion and will not only serve the interests of all Australasians fascinated in art, poetry and cricket, but also feature as a regular event on the SCG calendar
The judges are published poet Adam Gibson, and Walkley Award nominee, sports & feature writer Jessica Halloran.
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Derek Zilich, Publishers’ Cup Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org.
This looks like it could be fun for any cricket tragics amongst us - B