The 2016 Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize is now open for applications. The prize is to be awarded to a poet writing in Ireland to visit Australia.
For one year from the date of award of the prize, the prizewinner will be an honorary fellow of the University associated with the Australian Centre, the reasonable resources of which will be available to the prize-winner for the purposes of commemorating Vincent Buckley’s life and work.
The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize was established to commemorate the life and work of the late Vincent Buckley; poet, critic and Professor of English at the University of Melbourne. It is a biennial award that is offered alternately to enable an Australian poet to visit Ireland and to facilitate the visit of an Irish poet to Melbourne. The Prize, which has been made available through generous donations from family and friends of Vincent Buckley, provides the recipient with a return airfare, and a contribution towards living expenses.
The total value of the prize is approximately AUD$12,000.
Applications close 27 November 2015.