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.
Australian Poetry is calling for submissions! Poetry submissions to Australian Poetry Journal 7.1 – ‘skin’ open 15 February 2017. Its poetry is guest-edited by Ellen van Neerven and Ali Cobby Eckermann, with a focus on poetry by Aboriginal poets. The volume will also...read more
Nature Art and Habit Residency NAHR An Eco-Laboratory of Multidisciplinary Practise Taleggio Valley Bergamo Italy Dan Disney teaches with Sogang University’s English Literature program, in Seoul. A selection of his critical writing, ficto-criticism,...read more
THE BIG READ: PWF X APF We're beyond stoked to be partnering up with Perth Writers Festival again which goes from 23rd -- 26th of February, 2017. We're doing the Big Read again, big hype. Seven poets, seven minutes each. This year’s Big Read features...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
Launch of Luke Fischer’s ‘A Personal History of Vision’
Launch of ‘Flute of Milk’ by Susan Fealy @ Collected Works
Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2016 Award Ceremony
Launch of Alan Loney’s ‘Beginnings’
1st MPU Event of 2017 – with Abe Nouk & Lisa Gorton
Sappho Poetry with Wright, Rolfe, Allen, Teague and Sakr
Ellen van Neerven Launches Omar Sakr
Open Mic @ Petersham Bowling Club
Entries for the 2017 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open. This annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be...read more
The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia's most prestigious prizes for a new poem. The Prize – now open to all poets writing in English – is named after the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010). The Prize was first awarded in 2005 (Stephen Edgar)...read more