2016 - Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry brush by Joanne Burns Winner Eelahroo (Long Ago) Nyah (Looking) Möbö-Möbö (Future) by Lionel G. Fogarty Shortlisted The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt Shortlisted terra bravura by Meredith Wattison Shortlisted Not Fox Nor Axe by Chloe Wilson Shortlisted Fainting with Freedom by Ouyang Yu Shortlisted Related content Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry The Kenneth Slessor Prize ($30,000) is offered to a poet for a book of collected poems or for a single poem of substantial length published in book form. NSW Premier's Literary Awards Annual Total prize money up to $305,000. Entries for the 2018 awards have closed. Winners will be announced 30 April 2018. 2015 - Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry The winner, shortlists and judges' comments. 2014 - Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry The winner, shortlists and judges' comments.