.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.

Australian Poetry at Perth Writers Week

Poets Morgan Yasbincek, David McCooey, Amanda Joy, Charlotte Guest, Corey Wakeling, Dennis Haskell and Marcella Polain celebrate the life and the world of one of Australia’s greatest poets, the late Fay Zwicky.  

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Australian Poetry is now on Soundcloud!

Australian Poetry is now on Soundcloud, with lots of exciting projects to come. For now, have a listen to the poems and introductions from our booked-out WOMEN ON COUNTRY event early 2018, presented by AP with Cordite Publishing Inc. as part of our touring festival program.

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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

Book Launch: Look at the Lake, by Kevin Brophy

Wednesday 23 May 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 4th Floor Linkway, John Medley, University of Melbourne, Parkville campus School of Culture and Communication, Faculty of...

GOLFO #2 Antipodean Launch Party, Melbourne

Welcome to the first ever Australian launch of GOLFO magazine, celebrating GOLFO #2! A rapscallion zine of poetry, art and photography

Alice’s Salon presents Brechtfast a morning to eat up Brecht

Alienate your Sunday breakfast and join us at the specially early opening time of 10am, for Brechtfast at Alice’s Bookshop.

Kent MacCarter ‘California Sweet’— Launched by Bella Li

6.00pm Tuesday May 15 The Alderman 134 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Please join Five Islands Press at The Alderman for the launch of Kent MacCarter's next collection of poetry, California Sweet. It will be launched by the indefatigable, unsinkable Bella...

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s : Women’s Voices for Refugees (fundraiser)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street Civic ACT 2601 0401 084 773 Monday 16 April - 7pm to 9pm Not Very Quiet Journal presents Women's Voices for Refugees - Poetry Fundraiser for Canberra Refugee Support. Poems on exile, expatriation, border crossings,...

Cleo Wade: Heart Talk

Artist, activist and poet Cleo Wade is a writer who aims to empower, motivate and inspire. The Heart Talk author sits down with journalist and The Motherhood editor Jamila Rizvi, Sour Heart author Jenny Zhang, and Peach novelist Emma Glass for a riveting and wide-ranging discussion about matters of the heart.

Sporting Poets #32

5.00pm Sunday April 8, Compass Pizza, 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Poets. Pizza. Beer. SPORTING POETS #32 Matthew Hall, Eddie Paterson, Fiona...

‘Seasonal Poets’ poetry readings, Tasmanian Writers Centre

“Seasonal Poets” poetry readings take place four times a year at the prestigious Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart.

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s

Monday 26 March - 7pm to 9pm $5 entry. Open mike Two poets with books out later this year from Recent Work Press will give us a sneak preview of their new work. Kerrie Nelson will read from Inlandia and Martin Dolan from Peripheral Vision. •...

Perth Poetry Club – where slams meet sonnets!

Everyone’s welcome. Come and listen. Perhaps bring a poem (your own or a favourite) to share in the open mike.

Southerlandshire Literary Competition

The Sutherland Shire Literary Competition is closing soon.  Entries Open: Monday, 5 February 2018 Entries Close: Monday, 30 April 2018 Australian residents over 18 years of age are invited to submit their individual, original works in the following...

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ACU 2018 Prize for Poetry

Entries open Monday 5th March & close Friday 20th July 2018, with the theme 'Empathy'.  Get involved on social media using the hashtag #ACUpoetry. Australian Catholic University is delighted to announce the 2018 Prize for Poetry. The competition is judged...

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