1. 'The Hours Alone' Won the MPU International Poetry Competition's Martin Downey Urban Realism Prize, 2018

2. 'When We Were Alive' shortlisted, Martha Richardson Memorial Poetry Prize, 2018

3. 'Bed Time' Long Listed, Fish Publishing International Poetry Competition, Dublin, 2018

4. 'When We Were Alive' Commended Woorila Poetry Competition, 2018

5. 'The Cocktail Hour', shortlisted, Bridport Prize (UK), 2017.

6. 'Guest', Second Prize, MPU International Poetry Competition, 2016.

7. 'The 7 Basic Plots' and 'Long Gone Is The Man', Commended, PAVE/Woorilla Poetry Competition, 2016.

8. 'When Innocence Disappeared', Highly Commended, FAW John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award, 2015.

9.'Sleeping Beauty', Commended, Castlemaine Poetry Competition, 2015

10.'Scenes From A Gay Life', Shortlisted, Fish Publishing International Poetry Competition, Dublin, 2014

11. 'Forgotten Love', 'How It Is Called', Commended, W B Yates Poetry Prize, 2013.

12. 'Grandfather's Collars', Longlisted, Fish Publishing International Poetry Competition, Dublin 2013.

13. 'Five Artifacts Found In The Outback', Commended, FAW Mornington Peninsula Poetry Prize, 2013.

14. 'Horse', Highly Commended, 'The Story Of A Life', Won both Mount Alexander Shire Residents Prize and  Castlemaine Poetry Competition, 2012.

15. 'Incarnation', Highly Commended, Castlemaine Poetry Competition, and winner of the Mount Alexander Shire Residents Prize, 2011.


Reviews

Comments on 'An Elegant Sufficiency':
'I'm drawn to the attractive scope, humanity and acuty of Wallis's vision. His poems reflect wide travel in fact and in imagination. (Poems) give point to the depth, integrity and authority of the collection'.
Michael Sharkey.2015

'Rob Wallis's poetry will immediately charm you with it's sure-footed and literate wit. But this is just a ruse - it's real agenda, barely hidden, is to haunt you with its perceptive observations and acute tenderness'.
Andy Jackson. 2015

Comments on 'Man In A Glass Suit'

'The delight and strength of these poems lie in the unique quality of the voice... the depth of sorrow and the height of hilarity are shaped and presented, with breathtaking precision...'
Carmel Bird, 2011.


'Some of these poems will grab at your heart, others will fuel your angst but all will remind you of the humanity we share and the fun there is to be had with words'.
E.A.Gleeson, 2011.

Judges Report on "Centres Of Silence':
' A political poem, it did not preach, but each of it's short lines, sometimes one word lines, cut like razor wire'.
Garth Madsen, FAW John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award, 2006.




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They turn you into a vampire,
their hatred a stake, the brutal act,
driven into you to teach you that.

From 'Queer 2',
(An Elegant Sufficiency).