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.
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...read more
We are thrilled to announce Simon Eales as the winner of the inaugural AP X NAHR Eco-Poetry Award. Simon will take up residency in the village of Sottochiesa, Taleggio Valley, northern Italy over the month of July 2017. It has been an absolute pleasure patterning with...read more
Australian Poetry Anthology is currently close for submissions. Poetry submissions to Australian Poetry Journal 7.1 – ‘skin’ open 15 February 2017. Submissions close midnight 15 April 2017. Its poetry is guest-edited by Ellen van Neerven and Ali Cobby Eckermann, with...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
Word In Hand with Candy Bowers & Josh Holms
Launch of Gayelene Carbis ‘Anecdotal Evidence’
Adelaide launch of ‘Shaping the Fractured Self’ ed Heather Taylor Johnson
Melbourne launch of ‘Shaping the Fractured Self’ ed by Heather Taylor Johnson
Vermouth & Tapas Bar Poetry Night
Sporting Poets #25 Compass Pizza
Sydney Writers Festival: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy
Sydney Writers Festival: Bankstown Poetry Slam
Australian writers and artists under the age of 25, submissions are open for Voiceworks issue #109! Send your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. They're especially keen on: —Writing that experiments. Think stylistically playful stuff, and work that blurs the...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