Announcing the 2021 Aryamati Poetry Prize Shortlist!

The Aryamati Poetry Prize is now in its third year of running and, following two years of seeking single poems that explore themes of social change and peace, this year we decided to look for a pamphlet's worth of content that delved deep into these pivotal and important themes.


Since the prize was established in memory of Olga Kenyon (Aryamati), we've been lucky to receive bountiful entries of quality work that resonate with the prize's founding mission. This year was no exception!


Receiving just shy of 100 entries this year, the judges enjoyed reading through all of the insight that writers chose to impart through their poetry. As such, it has proven to be an extremely competitive year and it was tough to narrow down the entries to a shortlist.