.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.

AP @ Queensland Poetry Festival 2018: The Big Read

August 25, 2018 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts – Performance Space This is a free event.  Join us at QPF this year for our Big Read. It’s simple – it’s a big read full of incredible poets! Be there! Featuring: Alison...

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Announcing the Australian Poetry & Larapinta Extreme Walk Residency

In partnership with the Larapinta Extreme Walk (‘LEW’), Australian Poetry is pleased to announce the call-out for an exciting new fellowship. Available exclusively to Australian Poetry subscribers, the Australian Poetry/ Larapinta Extreme Walk Fellowship is to be offered to an Australian poet able to hike the full length of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Central Australia, between 16-27th May 2019.

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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

Double Launch (Syd): ‘Towards Light’ by Sarah Day & ‘Neat Snakes’ by Martin Langford

Puncher & Wattmann invites you to the launch of two new titles. Towards Light by Sarah Day, to be launched by Brigitta Olubas. Neat Snakes by Martin Langford to be launched by Peter Kirkpatrick. 

Sick Leave: Vol 2 (Melb)

Sick leave is a reading series hosted around the place. Vol 2 will feature readings from Ashleigh Young, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Stephen Pham, Lachy Mckenzie and John Hand. 

Sporting Poets #36 (Melb): Jeanine Leane, AJ Carruthers, Anne Elvey

Sporting Poets is a free, cosy poetry reading where you can grab a pizza and catch up with other Melbourne poets over a pizza/glass of wine. All welcome.

Launch (Syd): Decibels 3 by Vagabond Press

Saturday 12 August 2.00 – 3.00 pm 18-22 Sydney Street, Marrickville NSW Emily Stewart, poetry editor for Giramondo Publishing and winner of the Noel Rowe Prize, launches series 3 of Vagabond Press's deciBels chapbooks. Readings by poets Ramon Layola,...

Puncher & Wattmann Double Launch (Melb): Sarah Day & Judith Rodriguez

Sunday August 12, 5.00pm Brunswick Street Bookstore 305 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy You are invited to the launch of two new Puncher & Wattmann poetry collections. Sarah Day's, Towards Light, will be launched by Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Judith...

La Mama Poetica (Melb): Quinn Eades, Beth Spencer, Phillip Hall & Amy Bodossian

Tuesday, 14 August 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start La Mama Courthouse Theatre,  349 Drummond St, Carlton Tickets: $15 (full), $10 (concession)  La Mama Poetica is a night of some of the best spoken word and poetry that Melbourne has to offer, with a diverse...

Poetry on the Move 2018 (Canberra)

The fourth year of Poetry on the Move, hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. This year’s edition, Inhabiting Language, sees over 40 poets and other contributors converging on Canberra for 5 days in mid-September.

7th Annual Francis Webb Reading (Syd)

Saturday 25 August 2.00 PM – 4.00 PM Willoughby Library, Chatswood  A lively afternoon of poetry and discussion in celebration of the life and work of much loved Australian poet Francis Webb (1925-73). Hosted by MC Toby Davidson (Macquarie University,...

2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize

Prize: $1000  All entries must be received by 11.59 pm EST, Friday July 20 2018. the 2018 Venie Holmgren Environmental Poetry Prize is now open. The shortlist and winner will be announced during the Daylesford Words in Winter festival, August 17 – 26,...

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Digital Writers’ Festival Artist Call Out 2018

The Digital Writers’ Festival is an online-first writers’ festival dedicated to celebrating the work of writers from Australia and across the world, and fostering new relationships through collaboration between writers, where ever they may be. DWF is...

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