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.
We are thrilled to announce Simon Eales as the winner of the inaugural AP X NAHR Eco-Poetry Award. Simon will take up residency in the village of Sottochiesa, Taleggio Valley, northern Italy over the month of July 2017. It has been an absolute pleasure patterning with...read more
Australian Poetry is calling for submissions! Poetry submissions to Australian Poetry Journal 7.1 – ‘skin’ open 15 February 2017. Its poetry is guest-edited by Ellen van Neerven and Ali Cobby Eckermann, with a focus on poetry by Aboriginal poets. The volume will also...read more
Nature Art and Habit Residency NAHR An Eco-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practise Taleggio Valley Bergamo Italy Dan Disney teaches with Sogang University’s English Literature program, in Seoul. A selection of his critical writing, ficto-criticism,...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
UNSWriting presents: Cosmopolitan Queer
Poetry Night at Sappho: Overland Judith Wright Prize Reading
Word In Hand with Ali Cobby Eckermann & Nancy J Denis
Andy Jackson at RMIT’s non/fictionLAB
Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals THE KILLING US SOFTLY SHOW
Poetry at the Pub – Newcastle Writers Festival 2017
Launch of the Poets at the Petersham Bowl anthology
Launch of Bella Li’s ‘Argosy’
Judges include: Izzy Roberts-Orr, Emerging Writers’ Festival Hannah Richell, bestselling author Amelia Lush, bookseller Robert Watkins, Publisher, Hachette Australia Entries close Monday July 3rd. Go here to submit or find out more. Hachette Australia, along with the...read more
Krakow UNESCO City of Literature is launching its very own residency program for young and emerging writers! The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program is dedicated to young and emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities...read more