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.
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
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
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
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
The Dandy Slam: Emerging Writers Festival
Launch of ‘The Night’s Insomnia’ Jen Lush
Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program — Poetry OutLoud Grand Final
Sydney Review of Books are offering three fellowships to emerging Australian critics: each fellow will have the opportunity to write three long essays for publication on the Sydney Review of Books website in 2017-18. Fellows will receive editorial support...read more
Words in Winter, Trentham is running two poetry competitions, one contemporary, one bush. 2.30 - 4.30 pm Contemporary Poetry: August 19, 2017 / 11.00 am - 1.00 pm • The Trentham Collective, 37A High Street, Trentham, VIC 3458 Bush Poetry: August 19, 2017 / August 19,...read more
Announcing QPF’s 2017 Prizes and Awards. This year there are three Arts Queensland Poetry Awards (open May 29th), as well the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award (open May 30th) and the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize (open June 3rd.). All 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