“Poetry illuminates a different view. The word form breaks the mind of the tight box of reason and opens the language of feeling and of the senses.”

Professor Peter Doherty – Nobel Prize Winner (Medicine), 1997 Australian of the Year

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Coming Soon: APJ 5.1

The latest issue of the Australian Poetry Journal, Vol 5 No 1, reflects a broad range of Australian poetry including interviews with NSW poet Julie Chevalier and award-winning QLD Aboriginal poet Samuel Wagan Watson,...


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AP Open for Submissions

The Australian Poetry Journal Vol 5 No 2 and Australian Poetry Anthology 2015 are both open for submissions until 15 August. Visit the submissions portal to read guidelines and...


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An Astonishing Anthology

Review by Michael Sharkey  When Anzac Day Comes Around: 100 Years from Gallipoli Poetry Project, edited by Graeme Lindsay. Hobart: Forty South Publishing, 2015. ISBN 978-0-9942527-0-8. 277 pages, large-format...


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Free the Arts

‘Free the Arts’ is calling on the Federal Government to put an immediate halt to plans to strip the Australia Council of $105 million over 4 years to establish the new National Programme for Excellence in the Arts...