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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.

Australian Poetry on Soundcloud: Listen to New Shoots poems

Australian Poetry is stepping it up! We're now on Soundcloud, with lots of exciting projects to come.  For now, have a listen to audio recordings of New Shoots poems.  New Shoots unearths the poetic inspiration of plants and place. In partnership with Red Room Poetry,...

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Announcing the winner of the Kalang Award: Tracking Nature

Kalang Retreat and Australian Poetry would like to thank all those who entered the Kalang Award: Tracking Nature.   We received so many wonderful applications from across Australia. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading through all the applications, inspired by 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

“INTENSE” ~ poetry workshop with Les Wicks

6 hours plus substantial prior editorial work in an extraordinary locale. Community Hall, Dangar Island  Saturday 24 March 10.45 to 5.00 with a 30 min break for lunch (vegetarian, included in price). Getting there: Train Hawkesbury River or drive Brooklyn....

Two book launch at Collected Works Bookshop

Geoff Page and Ron Pretty are having a double book launch! Collected Works, 1/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Wed February 21  6 for 6.30 pm Refreshments Provided Lisa Gorton to launch Hard Horizons, by Geoff Page Road Donlon to launch The Left Hand...

A Touch of Poetry – An evening with Mark Tredinnick

A Touch of Poetry, a new Sydney monthly poetry reading series, begins at Castle Hill Library, with Mark Tredinnick reflecting on poetry as resistance.  Do you love poetry? Join Mark Tredinnick as he reflects on poetry as activism. A prize-winning poet,...

Poets at the Petersham Bowl

Thurs 18 Jan, 6.30 till 9.30pm 77 Brighton St Petersham, Sydney Free admission. Open mic format. More info, Mark: 0410054756 Poets at the Petersham...

Your ticket | Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic | Saturday 16 December 2017

Dear friends,  you are invited to attend the fourth Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic. Come celebrate poetry in Sydney and the poetry from those that host regular poetry events in Sydney. b a n k s t o w n p o e t r y  c a r a v a n s l a m d i v e r s e p o e...

Tell Me Like You Mean It: Digital Event with Childs, Dale and Schwartz

Bella Li | Excerpt from ‘Pérouse, ou, Une semaine de disparitions’, Argosy | 9″x12″ TELL ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT: DIGITAL EVENT Australian Poetry has been thrilled to launch our duel publication and reading series ‘Tell Me Like You Mean...

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...

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: RABBIT ISSUE 24: The LGBTQIA+ ISSUE

RABBIT is currently accepting submissions of nonfiction poetry for Issue 24: The LGBTQIA+ Issue, to be guest edited by Australian poet Michael Farrell. For this issue, RABBIT is only accepting poems from writers who identify as LGBTQIA+. Send up to 3 poems (short or...

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The 2017 Melbourne Spoken Word Prize

30 poets compete for $1,200 in cash prizes, the overall prize, people's choice and conveners' choice. Gig hosts of over 35 regular poetry and spoken word events are asked to nominate poets to compete for the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize, alongside wildcard entries,...

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