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.



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

Voicebox Fremantle with Dean Meredith, Dick Alderson & Saoirse Nash

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Melbourne Spoken Word hosts Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Arielle Cottingham

Melbourne Spoken Word is hosting a special spoken word show with the currently reigning Australia Poetry Slam Champion, on Sunday, October 8 from 7pm at Howler, in Brunswick. Her headline set will be supported by local spoken word artists and poets,...
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Launch of Anne Gleeson’s ‘Small Acts of Purpose’ at Collected Works Bookshop

On Thursday 28th September, Anne M Carson launches Anne Gleeson’s Small Acts of Purpose at Collected Works at 5.30pm. Welcome Kris Hemmensley Introduction Siobhan Noble Launcher Anne M Carson Nicholas Building Level 1, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne. The...
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Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 2017 X Australian Poets Festival

TASWRF and APF present; LATE NIGHT FESTIVAL POETS AT HADLEY’S Over two nights, 11 local and interstate poets perform @ Hadley’s. Omar Sakr, Jessica Wilkinson, puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett), Anne Collins, Ben Walter, and Young Dawkins on the Friday,...
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2017 Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings: Ekphrastic Poetry 

Australian Poets Festival and Poetry on the Move present: Ekphrastic Poetry  Writing in Response to Visual Art Sunday, 17 September from 2.30–4.30pm With Cassandra Atherton, Tony Barnstone, Susan Fealy, Luke Fischer, Ravi Shankar, Paul Hetherington...
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2017 Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings: Transforming ‘My Country’

Australian Poets Festival and Poetry on the Move present: Transforming 'My Country' Tuesday, 19 September,  5.15–6pm Lachlan Brown, Jeanine Leane, Saaro Umar Chaired by Jen Crawford University of Canberra, Bruce Campus University...
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A call out to all poets!

This year, as part of Writers Victoria 2017 Subscriber-thon, The Salon will be hosting an evening of poetry! The reading is free and open to all members and non-members, emerging and established poets alike. When: Tuesday the 10th October 2017 Time: 6:15-8:00 PM (for...
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Writers Victoria poetry workshops with Omar Musa

Writers Victoria are offering Australian Poetry subscribers the opportunity to participate in two poetry workshops with Omar Musa at Writers Victoria membership prices. Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia....
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‘Afterlife’ an exhibition of images and poetry by Gita Mammen

Opening Saturday 2 September, 2.00 - 4.00 pm, includes poetry reading. Firestation Printstudio Gallery 2 Willis Street Armadale VIC 3143  image: Gita Mammen, Gondwana 1 (pencil on kozo paper, arylic on linen, inkjet text on kozo paper on dibond, 78 x 64...
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Launch of Lyn Hatherly’s ‘Many, and One’ in Eltham & Melbourne

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Submissions open for Eucalypt: a tanka journal issue

Submissions for Eucalypt: a tanka journal issue 23 will close on September 30, 2017. Send up to six tanka to editor.eucalypt@gmail.com Eucalypt is a print journal that showcases contemporary tanka poetry, written in the English language, and publishes only...

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Call for submissions: Foem:e Issue 15

We invite submissions for the next edition of foam:e (www.foame.org) to be published in March 2018. Please use the word foam:e in the subject line and send up to 6 poems in the body of an email to foame.editor@gmail.com. Submissions will only be accepted...

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