Where have you gone? The tide is over you,
The turn of midnight water’s over you,
As Time is over you, and mystery,
And memory, the flood that does not flow.

Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971), Australian poet

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Poetic justice: Winners of the Colin Roderick prize announced

Poetic justice? The joint winners of the Colin Roderick prize for best Australian book of 2013, chosen from 130 entries, turn out to be uniquely -- almost literarily --  linked. Ashley Hay's novel, The...


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Write (and publish!) what you can’t know

Write (and publish!) what you can’t know Facilitator: P S Cottier November 6, 13, 20 and 27   Ever wanted to write a poem set in the future, or on another planet, featuring aliens, rewriting fairy tales...


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Charles DAnastasi poem displayed - English

Krakow Poetry Projections – Melbourne’s name in lights

This exciting new initiative is the vision of our sister UNESCO City of Literature, Krakow, where short poems are flashed up on the walls of selected buildings in their famous arts precinct. For the first time, in...


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Welcome to our new website

We've made a few changes around here that we're very excited about, with the help of our friends at That Mob. We've improved our accessibility standards, making the site easier for people of all abilities to...