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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.

Submissions for Australian Poetry Journal 7.2 now open

Submissions for the annual Australian Poetry Anthology, open only for subscribers, re-open October 15 2017. If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal biannually, along with Australian Poetry Anthology...

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Queensland Poetry Festival 2017

Queensland Poetry Festival 2017 • August 24 - 27 •  Three Australian Poetry events on the 25th and 27th August. View the Program  /   Download the Schedule. Judith Wright Centre – Shopfront What Even Is Contemporary OZPO? A Panel Friday, 25th...

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New Shoots: A Garden of Poems

New Shoots: A Garden of Poems

New Shoots unearths the poetic inspiration of plants and place. In partnership with Red Room Poetry, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australian Poetry, and Melbourne Writers Festival we invite you to join ten of Australia’s most spirited poets for a poetic...

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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 FeathersEllen Van Neerven

Voicebox Poets: special guests Chris Arnold, Kay Cairns and Rita Tognini + OPEN MIC!

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Neil Hilborn in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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Launch of ‘These Things Are Real’ (Giramondo) by Alan Wearne

To be launched by Philip Salom Thursday 24 August 2017, 6 for 6.30pm Collected Works Bookshop, Level 1, 37 Swanston St Melbourne 3000 RSVP: Collected Works (03) 9654 8873 Alan Wearne specialises in monologues and verse narratives. A young widow in post-war...
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2017 Francis Webb Reading

Saturday 26th August, 2-4pm Willoughby Library, Chatswood (5 minutes' walk from Chatswood train station) This is a free event, but please still RSVP on 9777 7900 or library@willoughby.nsw.gov.au Poets, scholars and students will read works by...
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Alex Skovron and Patricia Sykes reading at Collected Works

Wednesday, 30 August 6 for 6.30 pm. Collected Works Bookstore Nicholson Building 1/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Join Alex Skovron and Patricia Sykes for a reading from their respective Flying Island bilingual (English/Chinese) pocketbooks, Water...
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Australian poetry with Alan Wearne and Kate Middleton

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Voicing The Earth: Poetry Reading and Piano Recital

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Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings

14-21 September 2017 University of Canberra The third annual Poetry on the Move Festival will take place in September, hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and...
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Poetry Workshop with Ellen Van Neerven

Wednesday 16 August: 10:30-12:30 Ngarara Willim Centre, Building 5, Bowen St, RMIT, City Campus RSVP expressions of interest by Monday 14 August to :  bonny.cassidy@rmit.edu.au This workshop is presented by the School of Media & Communication and...
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Bankstown Poetry Slam

Tuesday July 25, 6:45 - 9:15 PM  Bankstown Arts Centre • Details here.   Gloria Demillo will be supported by local legend Sharnay...
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Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Submissions close end of August for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2017. It is presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work and further their involvement in the literary world. Now in its 11th year,...

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2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the fourteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is now worth a total of AU$8,500. All poets writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and...

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Submissions open for Rabbit 23: Youth

RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 23: The YOUTH Issue, to be guest edited by postgraduate students of the Bowen Street Press. For this issue, RABBIT is only open to submissions by poets of the age 25 and under (at the...

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Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition

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...

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