Winners of the Inaugural Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award Announced
29 Aug 2017
The winners of the inaugural Patricia Schonstein Poetry in McGregor Award were announced at the McGregor Poetry Festival this month. The award, named after PEN SA member Patricia Schonstein, was granted retrospectively from 2013 up until last year. Congratulations to PEN SA Board Member Justin Fox and PEN SA member Margaret Clough who won in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
PEN SA member Anne Schuster, who sadly passed away this year, was granted the 2016 Acclaim Award for her service to poetry through mentorship.
Since our first festival of 2013, participating poets have shared inspired and inspiring works through their readings. Each year we have compiled an anthology to honour the presenting poets; to grant longevity to the festival of that year; and to capture at least some of the magic for people unable to attend. All poets published in the anthologies were considered for the Award.
The Award has been granted ‘retrospectively’ and presented at the recent 2017 Festival.
(Image courtesy of Poetry in Mcgregor)