2015 - Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry Earth Hour by David Malouf Winner A Vicious Example by Michael Aiken Shortlisted Devadatta's Poems by Judith Beveridge Shortlisted Wild by Libby Hart Shortlisted Unbelievers, or The Moor by John Mateer Shortlisted Kin by Anne Elvey 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. 2016 - Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry The winner, shortlists and judges' comments. 2014 - Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry The winner, shortlists and judges' comments.