.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

Natalie Harkin and Evelyn Araluen: Aboriginal Resistance Poetics

Wednesday, May 30 at 6 PM - 8 PM John Woolley Building Sydney, Australia 2050 Join Wingara Mura Visiting Indigenous Writers' Program for what promises to be a very special reading by two of Australia's most exciting new Aboriginal poets. Dr Natalie Harkin is a...

Saturdays with Rosalind Russell: Shastra Deo, Rae White, Ella Jeffery, Jake Goetz

Saturdays is back featuring: * Shastra Deo * Rae White * Ella Jeffery * Jake Goetz Join us for a drink and hear some of Brisbane's best young poets read.

Sick Leave: Elena Gomez, Alex Griffin, Harry Reid, Ursula Robinson-Shaw & Melody Paloma

Monday June 4, 6pm-8pm KINGS Artist-Run 171 King Street, Level 1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 FREE A night of poetry at KINGS artist run gallery in the CBD. Elena Gomez is a poet and book editor living in Melbourne. Alex Griffin is a poet and...

Seasonal Poets: The Autumn Reading, Tasmania

Seasonal Poets: The Autumn Reading Readings by: Susan Austin, Ben Walter, Gina Mercer Monday 21st May, 6–8pm Hadley’s Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart Cost:   Waged $15      TWC members and unwaged $10 Light supper included Supported by the Tasmanian...

Sporting Poets #33

5.00pm Sunday May 20th Compass Pizza 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Poets. Pizza. Beer Jennifer Compton Phillip Hall Sian...

Writers’ Escape Day Retreat

Get a head start on your goals with our day-long writer’s retreat.

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s

Monday 7 May - 7pm to 9pm Laurie McDonald + Andrew McDonald $5 on the door; open mic A double serve of McDonalds. Poetic. Nutritious. Canberra poet, performer, raconteur and Folk Festival stalwart Laurie McDonald will join us to show the range of his...

Rabbit 24

Thursday May 24 6pm-8pm Collected Works Bookstore Nicholas Building  Level 1, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne • Sydney: 18th May, 6-8pm Gleebooks 49 Glebe Point Road As part of the Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival, Rabbit will be celebrating its 24th...

La Mama Poetica

La Mama Courthouse Theatre 349 Drummond St, Carlton. 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets $15/$10   La Mama Poetica featuring Dominique Hecq, Eleanor Jackson, Magan Magan and Ray...

Mildura Indigenous Writers Award

The Award is open to local Indigenous writers over 16 years of age and will be for a short fiction of up to 2000 words or a poem on any theme. Prize money of $1200 will be divided between the award recipients if there is more than one winner. The 2018 award will be...

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