.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 at Perth Writers Week

Poets Morgan Yasbincek, David McCooey, Amanda Joy, Charlotte Guest, Corey Wakeling, Dennis Haskell and Marcella Polain celebrate the life and the world of one of Australia’s greatest poets, the late Fay Zwicky.  

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Australian Poetry is now on Soundcloud!

Australian Poetry is now on Soundcloud, with lots of exciting projects to come. For now, have a listen to the poems and introductions from our booked-out WOMEN ON COUNTRY event early 2018, presented by AP with Cordite Publishing Inc. as part of our touring festival program.

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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

Café Philosophique Des Toillettes

Every Wednesday at 8.00pm from Feb 28 to March 28 The Alex Theatre 1/135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda.  Spoken word poetry and philosophical conversations inspired by public toilet wall graffiti found in Melbourne pubs. Featuring a selection of Melbourne...

Perth Writers Festival: The Alarming Conservatory

24 Feb 2018 Seminar Room 3, The University Club venue information Hackett Drive Crawley, 6009 Crawley, WA, Australia Poet Corey Wakeling’s brilliant new collection interrogates language and the spatial architectures of history and culture. He talks to...

La Mama Poetica

The La Mama Courthouse Theatre 349 Drummond St, Carlton 7.30pm for an 8pm start Tickets: $15 (Full) / $10 (Concession). To book, phone 9347 6948 or go to La Mama http://lamama.com.au/la-mama-programs/la-mama-poetica LA MAMA POETICA featuring Peter Bakowski...

Upcoming events at the Australian Design Centre in Darlinghurst.

Two upcoming events with poet and academic, Sarah Rice at the Australian Design Centre in Darlinghurst. Sarah will be giving a talk about the poetic process on Thursday 15th Feb. This will be a talk in part about how to come up with creative concepts for...

Sporting Poets

4.00pm Sunday March 11 Compass Pizza 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Poets. Pizza....

Launch of ‘Fume’ (UWAP) by Phillip Hall

6.00pm Wednesday March 7 Collected Works Bookstore Nicholas Building, Level 1, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne Launcher: Jillian Hall Phillip Hall writes from the edge: the edge of language; the edge of mental illness; and, from the perspective of a...

Summertime Sadness

Monday, 19th February  7.00 pm   Brunswick Street Bookstore  305 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Free. Books available at the event. Sad that summertime is ending? Sad that such a season was ever invented? Or sad that it is never quite like it used to...

Sydney launch of ‘The Alarming Conservatory’ (Giramondo) by Corey Wakeling

Friday, March 2 at 6 PM - 8 PM Frontyard 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville, New South Wales 2204 You are invited to the launch of Corey Wakeling’s new collection of poems, The Alarming Conservatory, published by Giramondo Publishing. Books will be available for sale at...

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018

Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines and Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Entries are open until 31 August.  Call for Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018, presenting an exciting opportunity for...

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