Mundaring Poetry Competition

Mundaring Poetry Competition 2021

The winner of the Mundaring Poetry Competition 2021 is Rosanne Dingli for her poem, Flood Delusion.

Josephine Clarke, the judge for the 2021 competition, said in her report that, "There is so much raw life, deep experience poured into poetry that it was difficult to value one poem over another. It was not lightly done".

Three entries were Highly Commended. Josephine said, "All three employ rich, rhythmic language that echoes the sound of the movement they are describing. The lineation is assured and deliberate".

The Highly Commended entries are: Limestone Coast by Janeen Samuel; Pilgrimages of the Short-finned Eel by John Bartlett; and Vale Vijećnica by Marie McMillan.

You can view the poems and the judges report below:


Pictured left to right: Ginetta Evans (Library staff), Elizabeth Lewis (Chairperson, KSP Writers' Centre), Rosanne Dingli (winner), Cr James Martin (President, Shire of Mundaring Council), and Josephine Clarke (judge).