2021 Bronze Swagman from Winton, Outback Queensland
We have just finalised the 50th annual edition of The Bronze
Swagman Book of Bush Verse. Many thanks to the 65 poets who entered 176 poems
this year. We had overseas entries from New Zealand and the USA
The results are:
Winner: Jan Facey of Bargara, Qld with
"Campfire Dreaming" Runner-Up: Mal Beveridge of North Lakes, Qld with
"A Soldier's Fate - Trench Wall Grave"
* Kevin Pye of Mudgee, N.S.W with "A Little Book of Notes"
* Peter O'Shaughnessy of Eaton, W.A with "The ANZAC Game"
* Helen Harvey of Coonamble, N.S.W with "Where the
* Don Adams of Feilding, N.Z. with "Bush Christmas"
The winner of the Tim Borthwick
Memorial prize is Amy St Johnwood of Holmview,
Qld with "The Kooldjak". This prize is awarded by the judge for the poem written
by someone who has not yet been published in the Bronze Swagman Award For Bush Verse
annual volume and hopes to encourage poets to enter the award.