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Australian Poetry Journal 7.2

Purchase individual copies of Australian Poetry Journal Volume 7.2 Publisher Note Welcome to Australian Poetry Journal 7.2 – ‘work’, published with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts. Guest-editors Benjamin Laird and Cassandra Atherton have written a...

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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

Your ticket | Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic | Saturday 16 December 2017

Dear friends,  you are invited to attend the fourth Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic. Come celebrate poetry in Sydney and the poetry from those that host regular poetry events in Sydney. b a n k s t o w n p o e t r y  c a r a v a n s l a m d i v e r s e p o e...

Tell Me Like You Mean It: Digital Event with Childs, Dale and Schwartz

Bella Li | Excerpt from ‘Pérouse, ou, Une semaine de disparitions’, Argosy | 9″x12″ TELL ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT: DIGITAL EVENT Australian Poetry has been thrilled to launch our duel publication and reading series ‘Tell Me Like You Mean...

Maitland Verses – Poets in Residence Program

Please come and join us for a celebration of the Maitland Verses – Poets in Residence Program, there have been 10 poets and 8 cafes participate in the program to date.                                  5 – 9.30pm Friday 24 November 2017 at The Bikesmith & Expresso Bar,...

Giramondo Special event: Xi Chuan (China) with Kate Fagan, Lachlan Brown

  Please join us for a reading by celebrated visiting poet Xi Chuan, one of the most influential and important contemporary Chinese poets. His poetry has been widely translated, including his collection in English Notes on the Mosquito, published by New Directions in...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Not Very Quiet Presents – Poetry on Holiday

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Other Monday': Not Very Quiet Presents - Poetry on Holiday 15th January  Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Monica Carroll

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Other Monday': Monica Carroll 8th January - $5 on the door - includes open mic Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Special Farewell and Thankyou

18th December - 7pm to 9pm Special Farewell and Thankyou to Josh Inman Event. Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City.

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Double Book Launch

11th December - 7pm to 9pm - Double Book Launch Owen Bullock's Work and Play + Metamorphic (International Poetry Anthology) Free entry - no open mic Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City. Brought to you by Canberra's own sub-atomic poetry publisher, Recent...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Miranda Lello and Sarah Rice

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Other Monday' Miranda Lello and Sarah Rice Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City. 4th December - 7pm to 9pm $5 on the door - includes open mic Miranda Lello is a Canberra poet and performer whose debut poetry...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Opened Mind – Poems that inspire us

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Opened Mind - Poems that inspire us with Paul Magee, Melinda Smith & Owen Bullock. 20th November, 7.30pm, Smiths Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City. Free. Three poets read great works that have opened...

Jacket 2 : Call for papers: Extreme Texts

Jacket2 is seeking short scholarly articles, essays, belletristic documents, creative responses, and ephemera concerned with “Extreme Texts.” This call welcomes writing on, about, and as “Extremity” in its multifarious meanings and implications, from the...

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The Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize 2018

For more information, please contact brucedaweprize@usq.edu.au. Don't want to miss out on entering in 2018?  Sign up now and express your interest to be notified about the competition to be in with a chance to win $2500. As an Australian poet, your...

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