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 exists as a national poetry body to interconnect and support a flourishing community of Australian poets, to enhance and promote their poetry, here and internationally, and to reach and engage directly with readers, lovers and potential admirers of Australian poetry, as well as to the promoters of it.
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
WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE: applications now due in February 20th. 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...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
UNSWriting presents: Cosmopolitan Queer
Poetry Night at Sappho: Overland Judith Wright Prize Reading
Word In Hand with Ali Cobby Eckermann & Nancy J Denis
Andy Jackson at RMIT’s non/fictionLAB
Candy Royalle + The Freed Radicals THE KILLING US SOFTLY SHOW
Poetry at the Pub – Newcastle Writers Festival 2017
Launch of the Poets at the Petersham Bowl anthology
Launch of Bella Li’s ‘Argosy’
The Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The inaugural Red Room Poetry Fellowship has been established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic...read more
Luminous Bodies is a two-week residency to create artworks that shed new light on the human body. Its objective is to challenge “normativity” and Otherness. Its goal is to reinvent and re-present the body in most inclusive and diverse ways. Resident artist talks,...read more