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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.

Submissions for Australian Poetry Journal 7.2 now open

Submissions for the annual Australian Poetry Anthology, open only for subscribers, re-open October 15 2017. If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal biannually, along with Australian Poetry Anthology...

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Australian Poetry Journal 7.1

Cover image: Destiny Deacon, Escape – from the whacking spoon, 2007 Lightjet print from Polaroid original 100 x 80 cm • roslynoxley9.com.au Purchase individual copies of Australian Poetry Journal Volume 7.1 – ‘skin’  Publisher Note Welcome to Australian...

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Queensland Poetry Festival 2017

Queensland Poetry Festival 2017 • August 24 - 27 •  Three Australian Poetry events on the 25th and 27th August. View the Program  /   Download the Schedule. Judith Wright Centre – Shopfront What Even Is Contemporary OZPO? A Panel Friday, 25th...

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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

Voicebox Fremantle with Dean Meredith, Dick Alderson & Saoirse Nash

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Melbourne Spoken Word hosts Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Arielle Cottingham

Melbourne Spoken Word is hosting a special spoken word show with the currently reigning Australia Poetry Slam Champion, on Sunday, October 8 from 7pm at Howler, in Brunswick. Her headline set will be supported by local spoken word artists and poets,...
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Launch of Anne Gleeson’s ‘Small Acts of Purpose’ at Collected Works Bookshop

On Thursday 28th September, Anne M Carson launches Anne Gleeson’s Small Acts of Purpose at Collected Works at 5.30pm. Welcome Kris Hemmensley Introduction Siobhan Noble Launcher Anne M Carson Nicholas Building Level 1, 37 Swanston Street Melbourne. The...
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Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival 2017 X Australian Poets Festival

TASWRF and APF present; LATE NIGHT FESTIVAL POETS AT HADLEY’S Over two nights, 11 local and interstate poets perform @ Hadley’s. Omar Sakr, Jessica Wilkinson, puralia meenamatta (Jim Everett), Anne Collins, Ben Walter, and Young Dawkins on the Friday,...
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2017 Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings: Ekphrastic Poetry 

Australian Poets Festival and Poetry on the Move present: Ekphrastic Poetry  Writing in Response to Visual Art Sunday, 17 September from 2.30–4.30pm With Cassandra Atherton, Tony Barnstone, Susan Fealy, Luke Fischer, Ravi Shankar, Paul Hetherington...
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2017 Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings: Transforming ‘My Country’

Australian Poets Festival and Poetry on the Move present: Transforming 'My Country' Tuesday, 19 September,  5.15–6pm Lachlan Brown, Jeanine Leane, Saaro Umar Chaired by Jen Crawford University of Canberra, Bruce Campus University...
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A call out to all poets!

This year, as part of Writers Victoria 2017 Subscriber-thon, The Salon will be hosting an evening of poetry! The reading is free and open to all members and non-members, emerging and established poets alike. When: Tuesday the 10th October 2017 Time: 6:15-8:00 PM (for...
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Writers Victoria poetry workshops with Omar Musa

Writers Victoria are offering Australian Poetry subscribers the opportunity to participate in two poetry workshops with Omar Musa at Writers Victoria membership prices. Omar Musa is a Malaysian-Australian author, rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia....
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‘Afterlife’ an exhibition of images and poetry by Gita Mammen

Opening Saturday 2 September, 2.00 - 4.00 pm, includes poetry reading. Firestation Printstudio Gallery 2 Willis Street Armadale VIC 3143  image: Gita Mammen, Gondwana 1 (pencil on kozo paper, arylic on linen, inkjet text on kozo paper on dibond, 78 x 64...
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Launch of Lyn Hatherly’s ‘Many, and One’ in Eltham & Melbourne

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The 2017 Overland Writer’s Residency

About the program The Overland Writer’s Residency, supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is an initiative aimed at addressing a lack of opportunities for under-represented writers. Following the success of Overland’s inaugural Writer’s Residency...

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Red Room Poetry Object 2017

Red Room Poetry Object is a poetry writing competition inviting young writers and their teachers to submit poems about special and curious objects. It is open to students in Years 3-10 and teachers from Australia and New Zealand. In...

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Writing Exchanges; Australia – Indonesia

Tulis (Too-lis) 2018 is a two-way Australian-Indonesian writing exchange. The project will bring an Indonesian writer to Australia to conduct a four-week residency at Varuna Writers House, a two-week placement at WestWords and participation in the Sydney...

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