Stella Prize winner Sarah Holland-Batt on poetry, grief and love
Founded in 2012, the Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing, and championing diversity and cultural change.
To celebrate the 2023 award, Julia sat down with this year’s winner, poet Sarah Holland-Batt.
Sarah’s work, The Jaguar, is a deeply personal collection of poems canvassing different dimensions of love, loss and beauty. It delves particularly into her beloved father’s long journey with Parkinson’s, and the profound effect it had on Sarah and her family.
Julia and Sarah speak candidly about grief, love and solving poetry's PR problem.
- Learn more about the Stella Prize at https://stella.org.au/prize/
- The 2023 winning book The Jaguar is available at https://www.readings.com.au/product/9780702265501/the-jaguar--sarah-holland-batt--2022--9780702265501
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