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.

Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017 X AP Mentoring

For the first time, Australian Poetry is offering face-to-face mentoring for the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Poet Fellows. We’re really excited to be supporting Fellow Poets of 2017, Mindy Gill and Mia Slater, both previous contributors to Australian Poetry publications....

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Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 5 2016

Foreword by Lisa Gorton and Toby Fitch Every year, Australian Poetry publishes this anthology: a selection of poems from its subscribers. This anthology does not claim to define Australian poetry at large at this moment. It does aim to recognise and mark the...

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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

Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program — Poetry OutLoud Grand Final

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...
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Melbourne Poets Union Trust Fund 4th Annual Fund-raising Dinner

It's on again! A great night of poetry and feasting!   7.00 p.m. Wednesday 26 July 2017 at The Italian Cucina 306 Lygon Street, Carlton (between Faraday and Grattan Streets).     Two course meal, great Italian food, soft drinks BYO ($3.50 corkage), drinks...
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May Voicebox

Voicebox Monday 29 May @ Fremantle Fibonacci Centre Special guests Glen Phillips, Julie Watts & Ross Donlon + open mic Vegan menu by Roark & Co (byo welcome) Doors open 6:30 for 7pm start $10/$6 cash only Bring your VOICE!! Go here to the Facebook...
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Kalang Retreat   +61 (0)478 747 288  • Kalang Retreat is proud to present a special afternoon of poetry with award-winning indigenous writer: Ali Cobby Eckermann, Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha woman, author of verse novel Ruby Moonlight (Flood Editions,...
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Poets at the Petersham Bowlo

Thursday 18 May, from 6.30 pm. Poets at the Petersham Bowlo, hosted by Mark Marusic and Barry Sargent. Open mic format (mainly poems, but also short stories, anecdotes, jokes, acoustic music). Bar and bistro open. 77 Brighton St Petersham. Info: Mark 0410 054...
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Launch: Omar Musa’s “Millefiori” presented by Nicholas Projects

“Omar Musa writes hard, beautiful poems about things that are true” — Kate Tempest Presented by Nicholas Projects in association with Stephen McLaughlan Gallery Join Omar in celebrating his Melbourne book launch of “Millefiori”. He will do a performance, a short...
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Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group monthly meeting

Sunday 14 May, 3–5pm.  Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group will hold its regular monthly meeting. People are encouraged to read their own poems, with each poem being followed by a discussion in a supportive environment. All styles and forms supported. First floor, Waverley...
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Alison Whittaker & Joel Deane @ Stanley Street Gallery

Saturday 13 May, 5.00 pm. PoetryAlive @ Stanley Street will present Alison Whittaker, Gomeroi poet and author of the award-winning collection Lemons in the Chicken Wire, and Joel Deane whose new collection of poetry Year of the Wasp was shortlisted for the Qld...
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Catherine Keenan launches Rico Craig’s poetry collection ‘BONE INK’

Friday 12 May, 6.00 for 6.30 pm. Dr Catherine Keenan will launch Rico Craig’s poetry collection BONE INK at Gleebooks. 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Bookings essential: 02 9660 2333 or at Free...
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Sappho poetry with Greg McLaren, Meredith Wattison, Ariel Riveros Pavez, K.A. Rees

Tuesday 9 May, 7.00–9:30 pm. On the second Tuesday of May, the poetry night at Sappho will feature poets Greg McLaren, Meredith Wattison, Ariel Riveros Pavez, and K.A. Rees, plus the usual open section. Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar, 51 Glebe Point Rd Glebe. Drinks...
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Antarctic Arts Fellowship | Applications Now Open

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...

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