Australian Poetry, based at the Wheeler Centre in Narrm/Melbourne, acknowledges the custodians and owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.
Australian Poetry exists as a national poetry body to interconnect and support a flourishing community of Australian poets, to enhance and promote their poetry, here and internationally, and to reach and engage directly with readers, lovers and potential admirers of Australian poetry, as well as to the promoters of it.
John Clarke (1948-2017) Photo via Sydney Morning Herald Credit Paul Kalina The Board of Australian Poetry notes with great sadness the passing of our Patron, John Clarke. John’s love of poetry was ever alive. His ear was so sharp for the clan dialects of politicians,...read more
For the first time, Australian Poetry is offering face-to-face mentoring for the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Poet Fellows. We’re really excited to be supporting Fellow Poets of 2017, Mindy Gill and Mia Slater, both previous contributors to Australian Poetry publications....read more
We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Sydney Writers Festival in 2017 with our event Transforming My Country. Join contemporary Australian poets Hani Abdile, aj carruthers, Eileen Chong and Ali Cobby Eckermann, at Sydney Writers Festival, as they respond to...read more
the tears the pelicans are leaving us like a line of words quicker than
the tongue drift glide sail waft fly fly away something happened here.
— ‘Flight Feathers’, Ellen Van Neerven
Word In Hand with Candy Bowers & Josh Holms
Launch of Gayelene Carbis ‘Anecdotal Evidence’
Adelaide launch of ‘Shaping the Fractured Self’ ed Heather Taylor Johnson
Melbourne launch of ‘Shaping the Fractured Self’ ed by Heather Taylor Johnson
Vermouth & Tapas Bar Poetry Night
Sporting Poets #25 Compass Pizza
Sydney Writers Festival: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
Sydney Writers Festival: Bankstown Poetry Slam
Entries are now open for the 2017 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers, a developmental award open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across the nation. The prize recognises excellence in three creative writing categories:...read more
We are delighted to announce the launch of this year's Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition! With two top prizes of £1000 on offer, the competition seeks to celebrate the great diversity of poetry being written in English all over the world. Poems are...read more