Full book award results here
So delighted to see two excellent poetry books receive awards.
Helen Heath reads two poems from Are Friends Electric
Poetry Shelf in conversation with Helen Heath
Poetry Shelf interviews Tayi Tibble
Best Poetry book:
Helen Heath won the Mary and Peter Biggs Award for Poetry for her collection Are Friends Electric? (Victoria University Press).
“By turns thoughtful and moving, Are Friends Electric? asks how the material world might mediate—or replace—human relationships.
“Helen Heath’s collection impressed the judging panel with its broad thematic reach, its willingness to tackle complex issues, and its poetic risk-taking,” said the judges.
Best First Poetry book: