Poet of Jazz


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Jake Dennis has poems published in the following anthologies and arts journals since he began writing in 2005: Art Australia Monthly, Australian Literary Review, The Big Issue, Cordite Poetry Review, Cottonmouth, Creative Connections:  Art and Poetry Exhibition AnthologyCreatrix, The Disappearing App, dotdotdash, Down and Out in Perth and Melbourne, foam:e, GORE, Grok, in Brief, Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, Little Raven, Lost Coast Review USA, Metior, Page Seventeen, Primo Lux, Poets Corner, Poetry NZ, Recoil, Retort, River Tales, Shimmer:  Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre Anthology, Short and Twisted, Sitelines, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, Social Alternatives, SpeedPoets, The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, Structo UK, Studio, Tamba, Uneven Floor, Vibewire, Voiceworks, We Matter Media, Wet Ink, and Windmills.

Competition Success

“After Midnight.”  Eastwood/Hills Annual Literary Competition (Open Poetry). Highly Commended 2013.

“Dawn” Mandurah Literary Competition: Under 16 Poetry. Third Place 2005.

“Excellence.” The West Australian Young Writers Contest (Poetry): Years 11-12. Third Place 2007.

The Living Suburbs” Now & Then: Literature Prize. Open Category. First Place  2011.

“Man Beneath English Oak.” The West Australian Young Writers Contest: Years 9-10. Distinction 2005.

“New Year’s Morning, 2007” Roland Leach Poetry Prize. Highly Commended 2007.

No Asians. Your desire” Right Now: Human Rights Poetry Competition.  First Place  2014.

“So this is goodbye?” Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards: Poetry Senior Secondary. Shortlisted 2006.

“Sunset” The West Australian Young Writers Contest (Poetry): Years 11-12. Third Place  2006.

“Window on a Rainy Afternoon.” Roland Leach Poetry Prize. Second Place 2007.


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