.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.

Announcing the Australian Poetry & Larapinta Extreme Walk Residency

In partnership with the Larapinta Extreme Walk (‘LEW’), Australian Poetry is pleased to announce the call-out for an exciting new fellowship. Available exclusively to Australian Poetry subscribers, the Australian Poetry/ Larapinta Extreme Walk Fellowship is to be offered to an Australian poet able to hike the full length of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Central Australia, between 16-27th May 2019.

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Blakwork: a reading and yarn with Alison Whittaker

Join Alison and special guests for a reading, followed by a discussion with Ellen Van Neerven about the new book, which will be for sale on the night. Presented by the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program 2018, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and the RMIT non/fictionLab.

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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 FeathersEllen Van Neerven

Saturdays with Jean Arthur (Brisbane): Bonny Cassidy, Anthony Lawrence, Bec Jessen and Raelee Lancaster

Saturday, July 21 2.30pm-4.30pm Can You Keep A Secret?  619-621 Stanley St Woolloongabba, South Brisbane All are welcome to the final Saturdays of this season featuring, direct from Victoria, Bonny Cassidy, Anthony Lawrence, Bec Jessen and Raelee...

Launch (Melb): ‘Lost Lake’ by Bella Li

All are welcomed to the launch of ‘Lost Lake’ – the new book by Bella Li, published by Vagabond Press.

That Poetry Thing (Canberra): Steven Armstrong & Ross Gibson

Monday, July 23  7pm-9pm  Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga St, Canberra Cost: $5 on the door includes open mic On 23 July, we welcome Steve Armstrong (Newcastle), and Ross Gibson (Canberra) to the That Poetry Thing stage. Steve Armstrong is an award-winning...

Not Very Quiet (Canberra): PS Cottier, Kendall Kirkwood & Mary Bessemeres

Monday July 16 7pm-9pm Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra  $5 entry  Short open mic 3 Canberra women, 3 totally different poetic experiences. Join speculative poet PS Cottier, performance poet Kendall Kirkwood and translator-poet Mary...

Double Launch (Syd): Verity La’s e-book ‘Hunger’ & ‘Truth in the Cage’ by Mohammad Ali Maleki

Tuesday, July 17 6.30pm-9.30pm  The Friend in Hand Hotel Glebe  58 Cowper Street, Glebe, NSW 2037  Join Verity La to launch two watershed publications: The inaugural Verity La ebook anthology 'The Hunger', and the chapbook 'Truth in the Cage' by Mohammad...

Poetry reading at IRL (Melb): Saaro Umar, Crdio, Lei Lei Kung, Frankie Hanman-Siegersma

Friday July 20, 6pm-10pm  Incendium Radical Library 28D Ashley Street, West Footscray, Melbourne  Free  There will be readings from Saaro Umar, Lei Lei Kung, Frankie Hanman Siegersma and Tyson Campbell (Crdio). Food and drinks will also be available!...

Voicebox (Perth): Rachael Petridis, Tinashe Jakwa and Danny Gunzberg

This month featuring Rachael Petridis, Tinashe Jakwa and Danny Gunzberg + open mic + fab food & drinks. 

Seasonal Poets (Hobart): Liz Winfield, Christiane Conesa-Bostock and Liz McQuilkin

The next Seasonal Poets is The Winter Reading which will take place on Monday 23 July featuring readings from Liz Winfield, Christiane Conesa-Bostock and Liz MxQuilkin. 

Launch (Geelong): ‘Glass Life’ by Jo Langdon

Launch of ‘Glass Life’ by Jo Langdon at Geelong Library, Sunday July 15.

2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Prize: $1000  All entries must be received by 11.59 pm EST, Friday July 20 2018. the 2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize is now open. The shortlist and winner will be announced during the Daylesford Words in Winter festival, August 17 – 26,...

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Digital Writers’ Festival Artist Call Out 2018

The Digital Writers’ Festival is an online-first writers’ festival dedicated to celebrating the work of writers from Australia and across the world, and fostering new relationships through collaboration between writers, where ever they may be. DWF is...

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