The Poetry d’Amour 2015 program was officially launched
with the announcement of the prize and award recipients
of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest
at Mattie Furphy House on Tuesday 25th November.
For winners of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest click here
To buy copies of the Poetry d’Amour 2015 Anthology click here
For the Poetry d’Amour 2015 Program and ticketing information click here
For Poetry d’Amour 2015 Workshops click here and scroll down
For Biographies of the guest performers click here
Poetry d’Amour is sponsored and supported by:
From 6.30pm, Tuesday 25th November 2014 at Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne and from 6pm, Wednesday 26th November 2014 at Falcon eLibrary, Falcon.
Presentation of prizes and awards for the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest by judge and anthology selector, Nandi Chinna, with readings from prize winners and announcement of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour program.
Copies of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Anthology will be available for sale at the reduced price of $15 for 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest entrants, normal price: $20.
Also available, early-bird ticket sales for:
Poetry d’Amour 2015 in Perth and Mandurah on 14th February 2015
Workshops and Discussions with guest poets 14th & 15th February 2015 in Mandurah and Perth.
Visa and Mastercard accepted
A cordial invitation is exteneded to all interested persons to attend the launch of Primo Lux 2014 featuring the best of WA’s secondary school poets. The launch will be at Clancy’s Fish Bar, Cantonment St. Fremantle on October 20th commencing at 6.30pm.
For the list of winners click here
First Prize Geoff Hastwell for: Is It Equally Lonely for You
Highly commended David Naylorfor: Satan’s City
Highly commended Tass Holmes for: Dream Speak
Commended Danny Gunzburg for: Nadine
Commended David Naylor for: On the Rue du Cardinal Lemoine
To view the lyrics click here
Thursday August 14th – Sunday August 17th
Venue: Northbridge Piazza Community Centre, upstairs cnr James & Lake St
Guest Poets: Tony Curtis (Ireland), Judith Beveridge (NSW), Jeltje Fanoy (Vic) and local poets Liana Joy Christensen, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Neil J (Brillo) Pattinson and Christine Della Vedova with special guest appearance by John Kinsella for one night only.
WA Poets Inc. is inviting poets to submit love poems
Over $700 in cash plus other prizes for selected awards
- Top ranking and selected poems published in the anthology “Poetry d’Amour 2015”
- Winners in the Open and Regional categories will have the opportunity to
perform their winning entry on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 February 2015*
Additional prize categories include:
- An incentive award for entries from people under 21 years old
- City of Mandurah Award for entries from people living in the Peel Region
- Greenhouse Mandurah Realty Regional WA Award for entries from people living in remote and regional WA
Contest is closed for judging
Winners will be announced at the launch of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Anthology on 19 November 2014 and posted on the web as soon as possible afterwards.
Contest is closed for judging, results will be published after 14th August
First prize is $200 cash
Second and third prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Judging Panel
The entry fee is $6 for one set of song lyrics.
There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted but each entry must be accompanied by an entry form and payment.
Poetry d’Amour 2014 brought love poems on Valentine’s Day in Mandurah and at the Japanese Gardens at Perth Zoo.
Kate Wilson – Photo Coral Carter
Performances by Montreal Poetry Prize winner Mark Tredinnick and writer, joined by some of Western Australia’s favourite poets: Amanda Joy, Hessom Razavi and Kate Wilson who performed with Summerhouse Choir. Poetry d’Amour 2014 award winning poets such as Maree Dawes, Gail Willems and Shane McCauley were joined by local award winners. MC for South Perth was ABC Presenter Karen Tighe, and WAPI’s own Gary de Piazzi featured as MC for Poetry d’Amour in Mandurah.
Many thanks to our sponsors Green House Realty Mandurah, the City of Mandurah, City of South Perth, Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Claire Bates Graphic Design, Beba Hall, Stephany Durack and supporters Crow Books, Corona Books and the Fremantle Chocolate Factory.
Find more information and biographies click here
Poetry d’Amour brings Australia’s best loved poets and performers live on stage on Valentine’s Day, by the water in Mandurah and under the stars at the Japanese Gardens at Perth Zoo. Mark Tredinnick, Ailsa Piper, Amanda Joy, Hessom Razavi, Kate Wilson with Summerhouse Choir, Gail Willems, Shane Mc Cauley and Ross Jackson will make your heart sing with a range of love poems, and music with romantic strings and tunes by Mike Burns. MC for Perth is ABC presenter Karen Tighe.
Book early to avoid disappointment! Go to the Poetry d’Amour page to find out more, or book here.