.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.

News on the Larapinta Extreme Walk Residency

Australian Poetry has received disappointing news regarding its amazing Larapinta Extreme Walk Residency for 2019. Due to circumstances unrelated to the residency, the sponsor notified us yesterday (31 July, the closing date of the call-out) that their...

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AP @ Melbourne Writers Festival 2018: The Big Bent

In partnership with Cordite Publishing Inc. AP is heading to MWF 2018! Alert your synapses to a poetic exploration of gender and queerness, featuring poets Broede Carmody, Quinn Eades, Michael Farrell, Kate Lilley, Lian Low, Harry Reid and Ania Walwicz....

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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

Double Launch (Syd): ‘Towards Light’ by Sarah Day & ‘Neat Snakes’ by Martin Langford

Puncher & Wattmann invites you to the launch of two new titles. Towards Light by Sarah Day, to be launched by Brigitta Olubas. Neat Snakes by Martin Langford to be launched by Peter Kirkpatrick. 

Sick Leave: Vol 2 (Melb)

Sick leave is a reading series hosted around the place. Vol 2 will feature readings from Ashleigh Young, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Stephen Pham, Lachy Mckenzie and John Hand. 

Sporting Poets #36 (Melb): Jeanine Leane, AJ Carruthers, Anne Elvey

Sporting Poets is a free, cosy poetry reading where you can grab a pizza and catch up with other Melbourne poets over a pizza/glass of wine. All welcome.

Launch (Syd): Decibels 3 by Vagabond Press

Saturday 12 August 2.00 – 3.00 pm 18-22 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW Emily Stewart, poetry editor for Giramondo Publishing and winner of the Noel Rowe Prize, launches series 3 of Vagabond Press's deciBels chapbooks. Readings by poets Ramon Layola,...

Puncher & Wattmann Double Launch (Melb): Sarah Day & Judith Rodriguez

Sunday August 12, 5.00pm Brunswick Street Bookstore 305 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy You are invited to the launch of two new Puncher & Wattmann poetry collections. Sarah Day's, Towards Light, will be launched by Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Judith...

La Mama Poetica (Melb): Quinn Eades, Beth Spencer, Phillip Hall & Amy Bodossian

Tuesday, 14 August 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start La Mama Courthouse Theatre,  349 Drummond St, Carlton Tickets: $15 (full), $10 (concession)  La Mama Poetica is a night of some of the best spoken word and poetry that Melbourne has to offer, with a diverse...

Poetry on the Move 2018 (Canberra)

The fourth year of Poetry on the Move, hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. This year’s edition, Inhabiting Language, sees over 40 poets and other contributors converging on Canberra for 5 days in mid-September.

7th Annual Francis Webb Reading (Syd)

Saturday 25 August 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM Willoughby Library, Chatswood  A lively afternoon of poetry and discussion in celebration of the life and work of much loved Australian poet Francis Webb (1925-73). Hosted by MC Toby Davidson (Macquarie University,...

Call for submissions: Bimblebox 153 Birds

Bimblebox 153 Birds is a creative exploration of the bird species that inhabit the Bimblebox Nature Refuge. With spoken word, music and fine art prints, writers, musicians and artists have engaged with the bird species that make this threatened habitat their home

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2019 Varuna Mascara Western Sydney Writers Fellowship

Applications close 30 September, 2018 The 2019 Varuna Mascara Western Sydney Writers Fellowship offers the winner a one week, all expenses paid residency at Varuna, a publishing consultancy worth $800 & and a manuscript appraisal with Giramondo Press. This...

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