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2022 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize winner

Thank you to all the poets who took the time to compose their heartfelt and mindfelt reflections. We received nearly 300 entries to the Venie Prize this year.

This year the two judges were Georgina Woods and Joel Davison. As Georgina said after reading the poems, ‘It was really lovely reading so many poems from people trying to express a range of feelings for their environment.’

A huge thank you to the judges for selecting the winning poem for this year’s Prize, as well as four highly commended poems. Without further ado….

The winner of the 2022 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Below the Summit by Kristen Lang

Highly Commended

Local Astronomy
by Jennifer Harrison

Bogong – a Lament by Sue Aldred

Manna Ash by Stephanie Powell

Clear and Ancient Shadow by Danielle Baldock


David Holmgren talks about Venie at the Prize announcement event
Su Dennett reads one of the poems at the Prize announcement event
Cecilia Macaulay reads one of the poems at the Prize announcement event


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