Mundaring Poetry Competition winner announced

Published on Friday, 12 November 2021 at 1:08:00 PM

The fourth annual Mundaring Poetry Competition has announced its newest winner, Rosanne Dingli, with her poem beating over 100 other entries from across Australia.

Gathering inspiration from memories of her time in rural New South Wales and current climate issues, the poem titled 'Flood Delusion', focuses on a drought-stricken farmer's recurring dreams of a flood.

An established writer with at least 18 publications, Mrs Dingli said she was overjoyed when she received the call she won the $300 prize.

"I was elated, truly overjoyed," she said. "When things are appreciated it just gives you a boost…I cried and made a lot of noise on that phone call."

"I am passionate about words and vocabularies and when I start writing with the concept in mind, I hear a rhythm, I obey it and I know I've got a good poem."

Shire of Mundaring President, James Martin, said each year the poems became increasingly impressive, with more double the entries this year compared to 2018.

"The competition has proved to be a wonderful and unique experience for all involved," he said.

"Every year the judges have been impressed by the fact that there is no entry fee, making this a project which truly supports the efforts of writers.

"Our libraries are proud to be a means for the Shire to foster encouragement and participation in the arts."

Shire of Mundaring wishes to congratulate all participants and looks forward to next year's event.

Winning Poem

Flood Delusion by Rosanne Dingli

Highly Commended

Limestone Coast by Janeen Samuel
Pilgrimages of the Short-finned Eel by John Bartlett
Vale Vijećnica by Marie McMillan

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