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’ve got big ideas for the next year at Australian Poetry; big plans for festivals, publications, mentorships, big ideas to help foster the Australian poetry community and help it grow. Unfortunately, we don’t have a big wallet. So, we need your help. We need you to...read more
Victoria’s finest, fiercest and most talented spoken-wordsters fight it out live, after heats held in over 25 schools. It’s poetry, it’s slam, it’s competition and it’s out loud. Grand final of the Victorian Student Poetry Slam. Tuesday 29 Aug 1.45pm VENUE: Deakin...read more
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
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
Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program — Poetry OutLoud Grand Final
Melbourne Poets Union Trust Fund 4th Annual Fund-raising Dinner
KALANG RETREAT presents ALI COBBY ECKERMANN
Poets at the Petersham Bowlo
Launch: Omar Musa’s “Millefiori” presented by Nicholas Projects
Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group monthly meeting
Alison Whittaker & Joel Deane @ Stanley Street Gallery
Catherine Keenan launches Rico Craig’s poetry collection ‘BONE INK’
Sappho poetry with Greg McLaren, Meredith Wattison, Ariel Riveros Pavez, K.A. Rees
The 11th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. The award is judged...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