Dr Amanda Johnson wins 2015 Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Prize for Poetry

1st Prize: Amanda Frances Johnson - The Book of Interdictions

Judges' comments: "This poem takes sanction and prohibition (religion, warfare) and confronts hard reality in lyrical, original ways. Using a wide-angle and zoom lens, the poem investigates fear, anticipation, tradition and intimacy. We are moved and confronted by fierce, complex images in a landscape where drones, soldiers, birds and children move in and out of focus."

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