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.
Tell Me Like You Mean It is an e-chapbook edited by Melody Paloma and Mikaila Hanman Siegersma (Frankie), published as a partnership between Australian Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review. You can read the e-chapbook in full at Cordite Poetry Review. It features 21 poems...read more
What does it mean to be an emerging poet? We reckon it’s something like having a voice that’s full of attitude, wit and sincerity, a voice that’s continually re-imagining what it means to be contemporary. Australian Poetry in partnership with Emerging Writers'...read more
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
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
Tell Me Like You Mean It: Australian Poets Festival X Emerging Writers’ Festival
The Dandy Slam: Emerging Writers Festival
Launch of ‘The Night’s Insomnia’ Jen Lush
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
The annual Woorilla Poetry Prize was the literary progeny of the Woorilla literary journal which in turn arose from the activities of the Woorilla writers’ group convened back in the nineteen eighties by Maria Millers whose Ferny Creek property at that time was known...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