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.
Queensland Poetry Festival 2017 • August 24 - 27 • Three Australian Poetry events on the 25th and 27th August. View the Program / Download the Schedule. Judith Wright Centre – Shopfront What Even Is Contemporary OZPO? A Panel Friday, 25th...read more
New Shoots unearths the poetic inspiration of plants and place. In partnership with Red Room Poetry, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australian Poetry, and Melbourne Writers Festival we invite you to join ten of Australia’s most spirited poets for a poetic...read more
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
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
Australian Academy of the Humanities 48th Symposium
Collected Works Bookshop Reading & Soiree
Jerome Rothenberg Poetry Reading & Talk
Subbed In: last night an ibis saved my life
Pitt Street Poetry & Collected Works Poetry Reading on the 20th of July
Gleebooks Poetry Event: Jakob Ziguras’ ‘The Sepia Carousel’ – 2 August
Poets at the Petersham Bowl
Tell Me Like You Mean It: Australian Poets Festival X Emerging Writers’ Festival
Entries close midnight 15th of August. Details here. Now in its 22nd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize remembers Tasmania's most acclaimed poet. First Prize: $2000 + publication in Island + annual domestic subscriptions* to Island, Griffith...read more
Valued at $25,000 plus mentorship. Applications close 1 September 2017. Details here. This Fellowship is an exceptional opportunity for an emerging Australian author to develop a new work of creative writing. You will draw on the special collections of...read more
Details here Closes 31st July All poems entered for the prize will be single poems that have a maximum length of 40 lines The competition is open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (see the Conditions of Entry for further details)...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