.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

Book Launch: ‘Things We Know Without Naming’ by Cathy Altmann

Cathy Altmann’s second book of poetry Things We Know Without Namingwill be launched by Anne Elvey at PLC Burwood, Vic on Sunday 9 December at 3pm. Reading, flute/piano and arvo tea. All welcome. Cathy’s first collection, ‘Circumnavigation’, won the Anne...

‘INTENSE’ ~ poetry workshop with Les Wicks

Solid block of hours, writing strategies plus substantial prior editorial work. Sunday 10 February 10-4.30, Brighton, Melbourne. Strictly limited to only 7 attendees. Bookings by 20 January. / $90. 

Queer Legacies, New Solidarities: Readings & Launch Event

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 18:00-20:30RMIT Radio Theatre, Building 9, Level 1, room 124, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne This special free event features readings (6.00pm for 6.30pm start) and a double launch (7.30pm) of two exciting poetry books....

Book Launch, Rondo, By Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s new book of poetry, Rondo from Carcanet Poets, Manchester, at Collected Works, November 15, 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. With drinks and words.

Sporting Poets # 38

Sporting Poets #38: Megan Kaminski, Ann Vickery, Melinda Bufton

MPU International Poetry Competition Awards Night

Friday, 30 November 2018 from 18:00-21:00
Collected Works Bookshop
Nicholas Building, Level 1, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
Hosted by Melbourne Poets Union

Launch of Liam Ferney’s Hot Take

Saturday, 1 December 2018 from 17:00-18:00Compass Pizza319 Lygon Street, Brunswick, Victoria 3057 Join us for the launch of Hot Take by Liam Ferney with an introduction by Bonny Cassidy.Also featuring Melody Paloma, a special guest appearance by Nick...

Book Launch: From Grains to Gold by Magan Magan, Vulgar Press

Saturday, 8 December 2018 from 18:30-20:30138 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011, Australia The collection of poems is about grief.Each chapter is dedicated to the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.‘Sometimes it takes...

Diving into the Derwent

Inspired by the RIVER DERWENT Words by GINA MERCER – award-winning Tasmanian poet Soundscapes and images by RUBATO EXPRESS – Lynne Griffiths: flute/harp/photographer Allan Badalassi: piano/guitar Steven Grainger: bass/percussion/artist SUNDAY 25TH...

Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) artist call-out.

The 2019 Emerging Writers' Festival will take place from 19–29 June in Melbourne.Hashtag: #EWF19Twitter: @EmergingWritersFacebook: @EmergingWritersFestival  Diversity, inclusivity and accessibility are the core values that underpin EWF’s artistic program,...

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