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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.

APF X Digital Writers Festival 2017: Voices of Trees

Standing sentry down every street, alone on a plain or paddock, or crowding out the sun and sky. What can trees tell us about the world, the future, and ourselves? Australian Poetry in collaboration with Digital Writers Festival and Red Room Poetry, three poets from...

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1000 FOR 1000: LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION GIVEAWAY

Australian Poetry is oh so close to hitting a massive 1000 subscribers. As a way of helping us reach that magic mark, we’ve got a special offer up for grabs. If you renew or take out a new subscription, you’ll be in the running to win a lifetime subscription valued at...

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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

Claire Gaskin Intensive Writing Skills Workshop

10am-3pm, Saturday 21st October, 4th and 8th of November. Sandybeach Centre, 2 Sims Street, Sandringham Cost: $98 Be inspired by poet Claire Gaskin who has extensive experience in facilitating writing workshops.         Bring your current work to...

Writers Under the Influence: Alan Wearne

7.30pm Wednesday November 1st Buck Mulligans, 217 High Street, Northcote Local writers read from work they admire, as well as something of their own. Followed by well- lubricated discussions, reminiscent of an old-style writers’ salon.  Alan has been part of the...

Seasonal Poets  – the Spring Reading at Hadley’s

Seasonal Poets  – the Spring reading features: .  Jane Williams .  Anne Kellas .  Orysia Dawydiak, visiting from Prince Edward Island. 23rd October 2017  Time: 6pm to 8pm. Venue: Hadley’s Hotel, 34 Murray Street, Hobart Entry: $15 (waged)' or $10 (unwaged and members...

Astrid Lorange: Poetry, Law and the News: Re-Reading the Australian Constitution

4–6pm Thursday November 2 University of Melbourne in the Jim Potter Room (PAR-Old Physics G-16) This paper looks at the relationship – often uneasy – between poetry, law and the news. Beginning with an quick survey of literature on poetry’s role as a kind...

Melbourne launch of ‘I Love Poetry’ Michael Farrell

                  1 November at 18:00–21:00 Bargoonga Nganjin Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia In I Love Poetry, Michael Farrell continues his affirmation of poetry as a mode for thinking: about Australia, land, and...

Fremantle, WA: Michael Farrell’s ‘I Love Poetry Launch’

The China Australia Writing Centre is honoured to be launching Michael Farrell's latest collection, I Love Poetry (Giramondo 2017) Please join us on the top floor of the Navy Club, overlooking Fremantle's port and the historic West End, to hear one of...

Sydney Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival

The Annual Sydney Women's Poetry and Arts Festival provides a political and poetic platform to foster cultural diversity, build networks for social justice and develop partnerships within the arts. Taking place at the iconic NSW Parliament House, the event supports...

Melbourne launch of Sarah Rice’s ‘Fingertip of the Tongue’ at Collected Works

Melbourne launch of Sarah Rice's Fingertip of the Tongue at Collected Works on November 17, at 6pm. Readings from from several other UWAP poets - Susan Fealy, Quinn Eades and Rose Lucas - the book itself will be launched by Jennifer Compton.   Praise...

Sydney launch of Sarah Rice’s ‘Fingertip of the Tongue’

Sydney launch of Sarah Rice's Fingertip of the Tongue launched by Luke Fisher at Gleebooks on November 5, 3.30 pm.   Praise for Fingertip of the Tongue:   Sarah Rice writes poems of astonishing grace. To read her is to walk a hill and lose your limp and...

Canberra launch of Rice’s ‘Fingertip of the Tongue’ & Munden’s ‘Chromatic’

                              Sarah Rice's Fingertip of the Tongue and Paul Munden's Chromatic (both published by UWAP), will be launched by Melinda Smith at the National Library...

Tom Collins Poetry Prize 2017

The Tom Collins Poetry Prize is an annual competition inaugurated by FAWWA in 1975 in memory of Australian author Joseph Furphy (1843 - 1912). Under the name Tom Collins, he wrote the Australian classic, Such is Life, as well as many poems. ​ 1st prize:...

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Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Competition 2018

For individual performance of original poetry of any style. Performance and judging will be on Saturday 17 February 2018 in the Orange Civic Theatre, Orange NSW. Classes: Open – for any individual contestants Novice Recital – for individual contestants who...

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