Kalang Award - Tracking Nature

In partnership with Australia Poetry, Kalang Retreat is pleased to announce- 


The prize is available to one Australian poet (a current Australian Poetry subscriber) who is able to take up Summer residency from Dec 8th – 13th 2017 at Kalang Retreat, Somers, Victoria. All residency fees, breakfast and evening meals are waivered; however, it is the responsibility of the winner to supply their own lunch, and to make their way to and from Somers.  

Kalang Retreat is a dedicated place for writers, situated in the coastal township of Somers on the Western Port Bay. Our residents draw inspiration from this unique landscape, often allowing nature to inform their work. With exceptional diversity of fauna and flora, there are new worlds and nearby seaside panoramas to invigorate the imagination. 

For those applying for the award, tell us about your work and the creative activities you have planned during your residency at Kalang by sending a 150-word bio, a brief project outline (1/2 page), including up to four pages of poems concerning eco-poetics, natural history or science, botany, birdlife or habitat (no more than 4 pages).

Application deadline by 11.59 pm, Tuesday October 10th 2017

By filling in the application form, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Kalang Award.

Kalang Retreat acknowledges the Boon Wurrung, the traditional custodians of this land both past and present. We encourage First Nation poets to apply.

The award will be decided by a jury comprising Australian Poetry and Kalang Retreat associates.

Winner announced Wednesday October 25th 2017

Only Australian Poetry subscribers are able to apply for this residency, if you are not yet a subscriber, please go here.  

Submissions are now closed! Good luck poets! The 2017 winner will be announced shortly. 

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