The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award for Poetry has been presented to Poetry Society Member Audrey Molloy for her poem ‘On Reaching 45 the Poet Realises She Is Only 23’. Based in Sydney, Australia, Audrey has been widely published, most recently with The Moth, The Irish Times and Mslexia. In 2019, she received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry, was second prize winner in the Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition, and was awarded the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year.
Audrey will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology and wins £1,000 in prize money, alongside literary consultations with Redhammer Management, extended membership of The Poetry Society, subscriptions courtesy of Granta, and book selections from both VINTAGE and Bloodaxe Books.
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthology also includes shortlisted works from over 50 writers, offering meaningful perspectives on the world around us. The featured poems and short stories express emotions of desire, grief, conflict and resolution, as well as concepts of transformation, perception and change.
Shortlisted writers include Poetry Societry Members Claire Potter, Ella Frears, Fiona Larkin, Georgina Titmus, Janet Lees, Mark Fiddes (third in the 2018 National Poetry Competition), and Sharon Black.
5 February 2020