Poetry d’Amour Anthology

 

Poetry d’Amour Anthologies are collections of the best love poems from the  Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contests showcasing Australian and international poets at their finest.

Contest entrants can order more than one copy of the anthology at the reduced price.

2019

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Here, in the following pages, we have 90 Poems to test the freshness of Love and Poetry. Sincerity and Creativity combining together in a bed of Tradition, forever refreshing the boundaries of Love.  Judging them and awarding distinction to some and not others was a tough task. After 60 years of writing poetry myself, many of them teaching the mechanics of verse, I appraise a poem’s sincerity as much as its technique. On that basis I would like to print all entries! But I had to be practical and lean on the objective side of judging. So I looked for poems that were the vehicles for the transportation of sincere emotion – with some wit and skill in writing.

Andrew Burke,
2019 Contest Judge

 

To order your copy, click on the number of copies you wish to order followed by the Pay with PayPal  button (includes postage within Australia or economy postage to the world).

 

 

2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology regular price

A$23.00

 

 

2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology contest entrant price

A$18.00

 

 

2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology international order price

For all international orders

A$35.00

 

 

2018

 

CoverThis year’s anthology, the first after the success of the same sex marriage vote in Australia and fifty years since the summer of love in San Francisco, celebrates love in all its forms with the accompanying foolishness and wisdom. It was with these two events in mind as I read the 210 entries to Poetry d’Armour.

We all need to love and to be loved but finding love can be both problematic and joyous. Love that is inclusive love for all was the ideology of the summer of love and the same sex marriage bill. “It’s what we came here for” said Elton John and “all we need” said John Lennon. Michael Leunig recognised love’s complexity “Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that”.

I chose the poems for this anthology to reflect how our society is changing to include all in the search and discovery of love.

Coral Carter, 2018 Contest Judge

To order your copy, click on the number of copies you would like followed by the Pay with PayPal  button (includes postage within Australia or economy postage to the world).

 

 

2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology regular price

A$23.00

 

 

2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology contest entrant price

A$18.00

 

 

2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology international order price

For all international orders

A$35.00

 

2017

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“Love embraces all contexts, from clouds to quirky aunts and uncles, from arcs of beach to the arms of a life partner. These are rich and varied poems that sparkle with ingenuity. Love is in their craft and in their calling.”

Kevin Gillam, 2017 Contest Judge

 

 

2017 Poetry d’Amour Anthology Regular Price

includes postage within Australia

A$18.00

 

 

2017 Poetry d’Amour Anthology Contest Entrant Price

includes postage within Australia

A$13.00

 

 

2017 Poetry d’Amour Anthology International Order

includes economy postage to the world

A$30.00