4 October 2020

The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers Poetry Winner – Aleksandr Little

Aleksandr Little’s story A Kriol Love Call has been awarded The 2020 Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers in the category of poetry. Aleksandr was presented with the award online at the National Young Writers Festival at a special event, and won a $500 cash prize, an exclusive book pack from Hachette Australia and acknowledgement of their winning entry in Express Media’s flagship publication Voiceworks. Read Aleksandr’s winning piece right here.

a kriol love call:

i see u,

as u see me,

through eyes of rich heritage,

from continents full of history.

blood from yorkshire roses,

deep black roots from sunburnt country,

blackbird songs + irish proses,

baiame’s touch meets germanic voyage.

in ur eyes i see it too,

roots of opposing trees intertwined,

green-brown eyes glow with excellence,

kriol love: hearts aligned.