The 2020 Blake Poetry Prize has wrapped up, with almost five hundred entries from Australia and overseas whittled down to two — “On Finding Charlotte in the Anthropological Record” by Judith Nangala Crispin (winner), and “History of Sadness” by Louise Carter (highly commended).

James Roy speaks with Judith and Louise, discussing their inspiration, the themes they explore, and the world view from which they write, as well as the life of the poet.

The Blake Poetry Prize is run by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool City Council, and WestWords.

WestWords is a literature organisation whose mission is to provide support and resources for the writers, poets, artists, storytellers and creators of Western Sydney, in the form of events, workshops, residencies, school visits, fellowships, groups, consultations and mentorships.

For more information, visit our website at

WestWords is proudly supported by:
* CREATE NSW –Arts, Screen & Culture
* The City of Parramatta
* Blacktown City Council
* Campbelltown City Council