John Stokes

John Karl Stokes is internationally known as one of Australia’s most innovative writers. He has won, been short-listed, or long-listed, for many awards including the Woorilla, Blake, Newcastle, Rosemary Dobson, UC Vice-Chancellor’s International, and Montreal International, Poetry Prizes. In 2015 his latest book Fire in the Afternoon won a National Writing and Publishing award as best poetry book of the year. He is currently on a passionate campaign to bring back plain speaking to literature in English.