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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.

APF X Digital Writers Festival 2017: Voices of Trees

Standing sentry down every street, alone on a plain or paddock, or crowding out the sun and sky. What can trees tell us about the world, the future, and ourselves? Australian Poetry in collaboration with Digital Writers Festival and Red Room Poetry, three poets from...

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1000 FOR 1000: LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION GIVEAWAY

Australian Poetry is oh so close to hitting a massive 1000 subscribers. As a way of helping us reach that magic mark, we’ve got a special offer up for grabs. If you renew or take out a new subscription, you’ll be in the running to win a lifetime subscription valued at...

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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

Maitland Verses – Poets in Residence Program

Please come and join us for a celebration of the Maitland Verses – Poets in Residence Program, there have been 10 poets and 8 cafes participate in the program to date.                                  5 – 9.30pm Friday 24 November 2017 at The Bikesmith & Expresso Bar,...

Giramondo Special event: Xi Chuan (China) with Kate Fagan, Lachlan Brown

  Please join us for a reading by celebrated visiting poet Xi Chuan, one of the most influential and important contemporary Chinese poets. His poetry has been widely translated, including his collection in English Notes on the Mosquito, published by New Directions in...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Not Very Quiet Presents – Poetry on Holiday

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Other Monday': Not Very Quiet Presents - Poetry on Holiday 15th January  Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Monica Carroll

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Other Monday': Monica Carroll 8th January - $5 on the door - includes open mic Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Special Farewell and Thankyou

18th December - 7pm to 9pm Special Farewell and Thankyou to Josh Inman Event. Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City.

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Double Book Launch

11th December - 7pm to 9pm - Double Book Launch Owen Bullock's Work and Play + Metamorphic (International Poetry Anthology) Free entry - no open mic Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City. Brought to you by Canberra's own sub-atomic poetry publisher, Recent...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Miranda Lello and Sarah Rice

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith's Every Other Monday' Miranda Lello and Sarah Rice Smith's Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City. 4th December - 7pm to 9pm $5 on the door - includes open mic Miranda Lello is a Canberra poet and performer whose debut poetry...

‘That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Opened Mind – Poems that inspire us

'That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Other Monday’: Opened Mind - Poems that inspire us with Paul Magee, Melinda Smith & Owen Bullock. 20th November, 7.30pm, Smiths Alternative, Alinga St, Canberra City. Free. Three poets read great works that have opened...

Raising the Bar: Searching for Asylum in Poetry

Raising the Bar: Welcoming Words: Searching for Asylum in Poetry Negative representations of asylum seekers have been a hallmark of recent political discourse around the world. But re-visiting literary motifs and incorporating these into contemporary poetry...

AVANT GAGA 32: Poetry at Sappho: Mansell, Tipping, Andrada & tc.

  On the second Tuesday of November, the poetry night at Sappho hill play host to AVANT GAGA #32 with guest poets Chris Mansell, Richard Tipping, Eunice Andrada, Jocelyn Deane, and Radha Wahyuwidayat, plus the usual open mic section. November 14, 19:00–22:00, Sappho...

Applications now open for the 2018 Kat Muscat Fellowship

Express Media is honoured to open submissions for the 2018 Kat Muscat Fellowship to develop young women writers and editors from around Australia. The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or...

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Canberra Times Poetry Submissions

NEXT SUBMISSION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 15-30   PLEASE READ INFORMATION & GUIDELINES BELOW (Updated October 2017) The Canberra Times publishes one poem per week in its Saturday Panorama arts section, pending space availability. The aim is to publish poems on a wide variety...

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The Moth Poetry Prize 2017

    Closing date for receipt of entries is 31 December 2017. The name of the author must not appear on the same page as the poem.     It’s not a requirement, but we strongly advise you to purchase a copy of The Moth.     You can write on any subject and there is no...

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