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.

Announcing the AP / NAHR jurors

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,...

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Australian Poets Festival X Perth Writers Festival

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...

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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

Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist & Prize ceremony

Announcing the shortlist and the Porter Prize ceremony Seven poets are vying for the prestigious Peter Porter Poetry Prize (worth a total of $7,500). The three judges – Jill Jones, Felicity Plunkett, and Ali Alizadeh, – have shortlisted the following poems: ‘Four...
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Michael Farrell, Autumn Royal, Sian Vate: Brunswick SLSC

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Art & Herbarium: Creative Ecological Investigations

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Launch of Luke Fischer’s ‘A Personal History of Vision’

You are warmly invited to the launch of Luke Fischer's new book of poems A Personal History of Vision (UWAP Poetry) on Saturday 11 March at Gleebooks. Peter Boyle will be giving the launch speech. Fischer will read some poems, and there will be a panel discussion on...
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Launch of ‘Flute of Milk’ by Susan Fealy @ Collected Works

Collected Works Bookshop and UWA Publishing warmly invite you to the launch of Flute of Milk by Susan Fealy.  Flute of Milk is Susan Fealy's first full-length collection of poems, and is published as part of UWA Publishing's new imprint, UWAP Poetry.  Flute of...
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Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2016 Award Ceremony

Come along and hear the short listed poems and find out who has won the Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2016. March 3, 6 -- 7.30pm, Collected Works Bookshop, Nicholas Building, Level 1, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne. Refreshments...
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Launch of Alan Loney’s ‘Beginnings’

You are cordially invited to Justin Clemens' launch of Alan Loney's Beginnings, published by Seismicity Editions, Los Angeles. Beginnings is another volume in the series of Alan Loney's writings on reading & writing itself. It might also be an elegy for his great...
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1st MPU Event of 2017 – with Abe Nouk & Lisa Gorton

A very special event to kick off our year, at one of our favourite venues. 2017 marks the 40th year of Melbourne Poets Union and we are just getting warmed up. Come help us celebrate with two of Melbourne's best, Abe Nouk and Lisa Gorton. There will also be an open...
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Sappho Poetry with Wright, Rolfe, Allen, Teague and Sakr

The first poetry night of 2017 at Sappho Books features Fiona Wright, Aden Rolfe, Elizabeth Allen, Omar Sakr and Stacey Teague, plus an open section. Tuesday Feb 14th,  7 - 10 pm at Sappho Books, 51 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, New South Wales. Drinks and tapas at the...
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Ellen van Neerven Launches Omar Sakr

Please join Omar Sakr and Cordite Books for the launch of 'These Wild Houses', Omar's first full-length collection of poetry. The event will be upstairs at The Alderman, emceed by Khalid Warsame and launched by Ellen van Neerven. Open event, please invite your pals....
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The Mozzie Poetry Prizes

The Mozzie is an independent poetry magazine that publishes over 400 poems a year. The prizes are to commemorate its 25th year. To celebrate, a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funds to allow us to award three prizes of $100 each. There will be –...

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The Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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)...

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