Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2018 Winner Announcement

15 February 2019

Congratulations to OOTA members Chris Konrad, Julie Watts, Kevin Gillam and Yvonne Patterson for their outstanding successes in the 2018 Tom Collins Poetry Prize.

The winners were:

Winner Busted Piano Man – Christopher Konrad

Second Prize Coming of Age – Kristen Lang

Third Prize Barney Embraces Technology - Peter Burke

Highly Commended

The Life of Caves – Glen Phillips

Homage Marguerite – Julie Watts

strands of us – Kevin Gillam

Elk Rapids, Lake Michigan – Kim Waters


Love-Locked – Gillian Telford

Dreamlands Hopscotch – Yvonne Patterson

I n Somnolence – Scott-Patrick Mitchell

Lazarette on Peel Island – Damien O’Brien

Talking to my Father – Tony London

The judges report may be read here.