We are delighted to announce that John Kinsella's 2011 collection Armour has been chosen as the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry this year.

The judges commented: ‘Armour, John Kinsella’s 32nd collection of poetry is a mix of charged, spiritual urgency and quiet reflection. It is also as diverse in its writing styles with each poem full of penetrating words and compressed imagery. Kinsella has always been political, ecological and linguistically lyrical and this collection is no exception. Armour is bright, hopeful, complicated and full of conversation. This is a stellar work from Kinsella’

Read more information about the prize, and reviews of Armour