The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize is open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems. Details of Prize below
A series of talks on the Yeats family at
Ross House Flinders Lane Melbourne by Declan Foley
will be held in the foyer, and include an exhibition on the life of W B Yeats
Saturday September 3: 12. 30 to 2.30 PM
John Butler Yeats: the father of the Yeatssss.
Saturday September 10: 12.30 to 2.30 PM
The Yeats women: Susan, her daughters Lily & Lolly, & W B.'s wife George
Saturday September 17 12.30 to 2. 30PM
"I have one son a poet, his name is Jack": Jack B Yeats
Saturday September 24 12.30 to 2.30 PM The Great Yeats: W B Yeats
Now accepting entries for the
2016 Yeats Prize.
Closing date March 31 2017
First Prize AU $500. 00
Second Prize AU $75. 00
Third Prize $75. 00
# 50 line maximum limit
# NO identification of author anywhere on the poem
# Open style
# Where entries are submitted by snail mail:
to be typed on one side of A4 paper with three (3) copies provided.
# Name, address and contact details on a separate page.
Entries submitted as an email message, will not be accepted
# Entries may be submitted via email as an attachment
in a Word doc or PDF document to:
P.S. If you discover any errors on the web site, please send an email. W B Yeats was a notoriously poor speller. He was human, as we all are:)
2016 Judges are
Catholic University of Melbourne
Entry fee for first
Poem is $8. 50.
Additional poems are $5. 50 per each additional poem.
If you wish to make a small donation towards the running of the
W B Yeats Poetry Prize it would be appreciated.
Cheques/Postal Orders to be made payable to
"The W B Yeats Poetry Prize"
Post entries to:
W B Yeats Poetry Prize
6 Samuel Close
Berwick, Victoria 3806
Entrants providing an Email address will receive notification of the results by email.
The W B Yeats Poetry Prize reserves the right to publish the Winning and Commended poems in a printed report and/or on this website.
Copyright remains with poet.
For further information please send email to:
Poetry Competition Convener
Declan J Foley
The Bad Joyce Prize 2016 Winning essay !@^*
'We who care deeply about the arts find ourselves the priesthood of an almost forgotten faith, and we must, I think, if we would win the people again, take upon ourselves the method and fervour of a priesthood.
We must be humble and half-proud. . . . We must baptize as well as preach.'
W B Yeats: 'Ireland and the Arts', 1901.