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.