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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
In partnership with the Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR), Australian Poetry is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity available exclusively to Australian Poetry subscribers – the inaugural NAHR Eco-Poetry Award (July 2017). This prize is to...read more
Thanks to all of you for subscribing & supporting us over our Holiday Special period. Those who subscribed between the period of 20-30 November, we put all your names in a hat to award the lucky folks the beaut prizes! Please find below the list of our winners....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
Australian Poets Festival X Perth Writers Festival
Word in Hand with Candy Royalle
North Shore Poetry Project readings
‘Finding Your Muse’ workshop with Philip Porter
Bonfire at Desire — Desire Books
Eddie Paterson: ‘redactor’ Launch
Love and F**k Poems — Workshop with Koraly Dimitriadis
Launceston Poetry Pedlars
JLF Melbourne 11–12 February 2017
Melbourne Spoken Word: Oveous Maximus
subbed in is now accepting manuscript submissions for a new project involving the publication of three chapbooks by three NSW-based writers in 2017. The submission period is open from January 20, 2017 - March 20, 2017 (closing at midnight AEST). Please email...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
Open until 22 November 2016. Over $7000 in prizes. First Prize: $5000 Second Prize: $1500 Third Prize: $750 Judge: Ron Pretty The prize will be awarded to a single poem of up to 30 lines, and is open to anyone over the...read more
racing through sky
flying toward us
from far away
Verse 2, Bulu Line, George Dyungayan’s Bulu Line – A West Kimberley Song Cycle
Ed. & Trans. Stuart Cooke
Black box in the plane.
Journey without aim.
Intentions of great nations.
Death certificate in your name.
— ‘The map’, Ahmed Hashim