Welcome to the renovated Verandah.
With a new home (Burwood campus of Deakin University), a new competition, and some names that might surprise, we barely recognise ourselves. One thing, however, that has remained constant about Verandah throughout its twelve years of existence is our policy of encouraging new and emerging writers and artists, both through publication and performance opportunities.
This issue of Verandah contains an exceptional and diverse range of writing and artwork from both new and established writers and artists.
Full of innovation, surprising, and at times confronting and achingly beautiful, the editors hope you enjoy Verandah 12.
Verandah 12 Award Winners
Winner of the Verandah National Poetry Prize 1997 ‘the skaters’ by Carolyn Leach-Paholski
Second place in the Verandah National Poetry Prize 1997 ‘Of Earth and Wheat’ by B.R Dionysius
Third place in the Verandah National Poetry Prize 1997 ‘The Hand on the Cage’ by Jill JonesHighly Commended in the Verandah National Poetry Prize 1997 ‘bruising the song’ by Carolyn Leach-Paholski
Highly Commended in the Verandah National Poetry Prize 1997 ‘thirteen’ by Lucy Williams
V12 Team: Anna Coleman, Kate Johnstone, Barbara Oakman, Caitilin Punshon, Winnie Salamon, Gary Smith and Kate Whitfield.