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The 2014 Kurilpa Poetry Cup

Sunday, 28th February, 2016

The Kurilpa Poetry Cup


starts 2pm at the Olde Croquet Club,

Musgrave Park,

91 Cordelia Street, West End.


Fabulous Prizes to be won!


Special Feature Poets!


Amazing Mystery Musicians!


Free Food! Free Parking!


And More!! Stay tuned for further details..

2013 Cup winner Tony Kneipp

2013 Cup winner Tony Kneipp

Yes the Kurilpa Poets are back and are starting 2016 with a big bang!

The fabulous Kurilpa Poetry Cup returns for the fifth year to open the 2016 Brisbane Poetry Season, and competition for the coveted Cup (renowned for it’s mystical powers) is sure to be keen. As always the winner will receive not only the esteemed Artefact itself, but also fifty dollars cash in hand, the traditional “book of verses, loaf of bread and jug of wine” and a handsome certificate suitable for framing or wrapping fish.

The runners up will get something nice to console them.

So brush up your poems, practise your declamation,

comes the hour, comes the poet!

2015 Cup winner Cam Logan with Judge Archie and the Reverend

2015 Cup winner Cam Logan with Judge Archie and the Reverend

We’ve also got some amazing artists lined up as Feature Poet and Mystery Musician for this event, whose presence alone would make the day worth attending. Details TBA in the coming days.

A history of the Cup and the “rules of engagement”

will also be posted here before the event.

Any queries drop us a line, either on Facebook or to kurilpapoets@yahoo.com.au*

The 2015 Kurilpa Cup

The 2015 Kurilpa Cup

Price of entry $5 at the door. Free to enter Competition



2015 KURILPA POETRY CUP returns, 22nd February

“A Loaf of Bread, A Jug of Wine and a Book of Verse!”

What’s this, you say? An old shopping list found in Judith Wright’s pocket?

NO Friends! It’s time for


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Yes, on Sunday 22nd February, 2015, starting at 2pm,
the highly esteemed Kurilpa Poetry Cup
will be held once more.
The prize for First Place includes,

as well as the traditional loaf of bread, jug of wine

and book of verse, the sum of $50 in unmarked bills,

a handsome certificate suitable for framing, the esteem of your peers and of course, the fabulous Kurilpa Cup itself.

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2014 Cup winner Dushan Bojic contemplates the vintage..

We are also proud to announce that our Feature Poet for February and also Honourary Judge for the Cup,

will be non-other than respected local Uber-poet,

Robin Archbold.
And a special Mystery Musician is waiting in the wings,

flexing his fingers. His identity TBA!

A cupwinner & Rev

Surely a special occasion is in the making. But there is one Fly in our ointment..

All this could be yours. 2013 cup winner Tony Kneipp gloats over his haul..

All this could be yours. 2013 cup winner Tony Kneipp gloats over his haul..


The Reverend prays to the Great Water Rat to lead the Kurilpa Poets to a new home..

The Reverend prays to the Great Water Rat to lead the Kurilpa Poets to a new home..

Please note that the Kurilpa Cup will not be held at

our regular venue this year.

Due to long awaited renovations to the old Croquet Club

in Musgrave Park finally commencing, the Kurilpa Poets will be

“Cultural Couch Surfers” for the next few months,

and thus popping up in strange and unexpected places.

(For example we will be appearing at the Kurilpa Hall

for our 29th March show.)

Discussions are currently being conducted with a number of suitable local venues and we expect to be able to confirm our

location for the Kurilpa Cup on 22nd February

before the end of this week.

In the meantime; Polish those Poems!

More details will be appearing in the Water-Rat Gazette
in coming days. Stay tuned..

contestants line up

The contestants line up


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A Call for Poems!
Esteemed local independant magazine, The Westender, in conjunction with Bent Books is relaunching it’s monthly Poetry Competition and
is now calling for submissions.
The winning poet for the month will recieve a $50 book voucher from Bent Books. And of course the winning poem will appear in that months edition of the Westender.
So send your poems (up to three at a time ok. Shorter poems are preferred)
to; Westender Poetry Prize
PO box 5789
West End, 4101

And for you young ones who don’t know how to use snail mail,
send your poems email,
headed “Poetry Prize” to

Or just go thru the Westender Website at http://www.westender.com.au and follow the links to the Poetry Prize.

Closing date for the March Edition is February 21st so better get to it lassies and lads.

The Kurilpa Poets are are proud to be helping to administer this competition, and thank the Westender and Bent Books for supporting the Muse in our local area. Indeed, there are more Poetic Plans afoot for the Kurilpa Peninsula in the coming months so stay tuned, Water-Rats.

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