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Tasmanian poet wins $30,000 Kenneth Slessor Prize

lomer.jpgKathryn Lomer — [ABC]

Hobart poet, Kathryn Lomer, was today awarded the $30,000 Kenneth Slessor Prize for poetry.

Kathryn’s second collection of poetry, Two Kinds of Silence, was recognised as part of the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards.

The judges praised her poetry for its consistency, bravery and stylistic dexterity.

“I had no expectation of winning,” she said. “I mean, really, I was short listed with David Malouf and a number of other fantastic poets and so I already felt in good company in that way and then on the awards night well it was just fantastic to be there with all those other writers,

[From ABC News ]