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Crocodile Prize recognises PNG's best writers

Crocodile Prize recognises PNG's best writers

Updated 18 August 2014, 11:11 AEST

When you think about Papua New Guinea, poetry is perhaps not the first thing to come to mind.

But for the last few years, the Crocodile Prize has recognised poetry, essays and fiction written by Papua New Guineans.

The Prize is run from Australia by Keith Jackson and Phil Fitzpatrick, who also organise mentors for promising Papua New Guinean writers.

PNG correspondent Liam Cochrane has been speaking to one of the winners of the Crocodile Prize, Diddie Jackson during her lunch break at a meat canning plant outside Port Moresby.

Reporter: Liam Cochrane, PNG Correspondent

Speaker: Diddie Jackson, Poet

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