.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.

Carlton, Afterhours: Now on SoundCloud!

You can now listen to the first in a series of readings presented by Australian Poetry in partnership with Yarra Libraries on our SoundCloud. This event was held on the 16th of May at Carlton Library and features readings from Jeanine Leane, Ellen van...

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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

Josh Stenberg: Contemporary Chinese Poetry

June 28, 3.00pm Rogers Room, Woolley Building, University of Sydney (Rm N397, Bldg A20) Josh Stenberg is talking to Sydney University’s Poetry and Poetics Network about key contemporary Chinese poets who he has been invited to translate.  Translation as...

Bonny Cassidy at The Paperback Salon

13 June 6PM - 7PM The Paperback Bookshop  60 Bourke Street, Melbourne  3000  An evening of reading and conversation with poet and critic, Bonny Cassidy. The Salon Series brings together our community of writers and readers in a program of informal readings...

Sporting Poets #34: Jill Jones, Louise Carter & Benjamin Laird

Sunday, June 17th  5.30 PM  Compass Pizza  319 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057 Not one but two interstate visitors this month! Come along to Compass for readings from three incredible poets followed by pizza and that all-important poetry debrief over a glass of vino...

Natalie Harkin and Evelyn Araluen: Aboriginal Resistance Poetics

Wednesday, May 30 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 Narungga...

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.

Bent Window Press: Open for Chapbook Submissions

Bent Window Books is a publisher of poetry chapbooks focusing on Australian writers, with the occasional chapbook from elsewhere. Bent Window’s first chapbooks will be chosen from an open submissions period starting June 1, 2018. The accepted chapbooks...

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Melbourne Prize for Literature 2018: Now Open

ENTRIES OPEN 28 May 2018 ENTRIES CLOSE 9 July 2018 at 5pm ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS / CIVIC CHOICE AWARD 2018 VOTING OPEN 12 September 2018 Valued at more than $100,000, the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2018 and Awards provides significant opportunities to reward...

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