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.
We’ve got big ideas for the next year at Australian Poetry; big plans for festivals, publications, mentorships, big ideas to help foster the Australian poetry community and help it grow. Unfortunately, we don’t have a big wallet. So, we need your help. We need you to...read more
Victoria’s finest, fiercest and most talented spoken-wordsters fight it out live, after heats held in over 25 schools. It’s poetry, it’s slam, it’s competition and it’s out loud. Grand final of the Victorian Student Poetry Slam. Tuesday 29 Aug 1.45pm VENUE: Deakin...read more
John Clarke (1948-2017) Photo via Sydney Morning Herald Credit Paul Kalina The Board of Australian Poetry notes with great sadness the passing of our Patron, John Clarke. John’s love of poetry was ever alive. His ear was so sharp for the clan dialects of politicians,...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
Jerome Rothenberg Poetry Reading & Talk
Subbed In: last night an ibis saved my life
Pitt Street Poetry & Collected Works Poetry Reading on the 20th of July
Gleebooks Poetry Event: Jakob Ziguras’ ‘The Sepia Carousel’ – 2 August
Poets at the Petersham Bowl
Tell Me Like You Mean It: Australian Poets Festival X Emerging Writers’ Festival
The Dandy Slam: Emerging Writers Festival
Launch of ‘The Night’s Insomnia’ Jen Lush
Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program — Poetry OutLoud Grand Final
To celebrate the Tenth Anniversary Edition of Award Winning Australian Writing, Melbourne Books is launching a Writers' Hub. Details of the competitions can be accessed via Melbourne Books'...read more
The annual Woorilla Poetry Prize was the literary progeny of the Woorilla literary journal which in turn arose from the activities of the Woorilla writers’ group convened back in the nineteen eighties by Maria Millers whose Ferny Creek property at that time was known...read more
Writers Victoria are currently looking for emerging arts workers interested in undertaking one of four internships at Writers Victoria. All of their internships are mutually-beneficial learning experiences for individuals wanting to gain experience within Melbourne’s...read more
Artists and writers keen for an icy inspiration are invited to apply for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship is a rare opportunity for members of the creative community to experience Antarctica first-hand, and share this with the broader...read more