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.

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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NAHR Australian Poetry Residency 2017 – Judges’ comments

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...

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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

Word In Hand with Candy Bowers & Josh Holms

Word In Hand  2nd May  19:00–22:00 @ The Friend in Hand Hotel, Glebe Featuring Candy Bowers & Josh Holms This May edition of WIH is set to go off! I can't believe how lucky we are to have the inimitable Candy Bowers all the way from Melbourne - yes the Candy...
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Launch of Gayelene Carbis ‘Anecdotal Evidence’

"Gayelene Carbis' work documents family obsessions, the enduring wounds of childhood, the familial shadows that pursue and possess us, and the subtle twists and shifts in human interaction that bedevil and fracture relationships. The result is an extended meditation...
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Melbourne launch ‘Reading for a Quiet Morning’

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Open & Unfold book launch

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Adelaide launch of ‘Shaping the Fractured Self’ ed Heather Taylor Johnson

The University of Adelaide and UWA Publishing warmly invite you to the Adelaide launch of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson. Shaping the Fractured Self showcases twenty-eight of Australia’s finest poets...
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Melbourne launch of ‘Shaping the Fractured Self’ ed by Heather Taylor Johnson

The Dax Centre and UWA Publishing warmly invite you to the Melbourne launch of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson. Shaping the Fractured Self showcases twenty-eight of Australia’s finest poets who happen to...
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Vermouth & Tapas Bar Poetry Night

1927 Vermouth & Tapas Bar is holding its inaugural poetry recital for budding and established poets on April 27 from 5pm. The venue is dedicated to Generation 27 (a highly influential group of Spanish poets and writers). Traditional Spanish tapas...
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Sporting Poets #25 Compass Pizza

5pm Sunday May 7th Compass Pizza, 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Sporting Poets starts again in 2017 with a new venue and under the expert coordination of poet, podcaster and critic, Alice Allan. The 2017 venue is Compass Pizza on Lygon Street, Brunswick East...
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Sydney Writers Festival: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy

Sunday 28 May, 4.30–5.30 pm ABC RN’s Sarah Kanowski will talk with UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy about her life, her work and her ability to break down barriers in both poetry and her career. Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Tickets $15 Bookings...
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Sydney Writers Festival: Bankstown Poetry Slam

Sunday 28 May, 3.00–4.00 pm Bankstown Poetry Slam will showcase the highest scoring poets from its fiercely competitive annual Grand slam. Club Stage, Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay. Tickets $20/$15 (concession) Bookings at or on (02) 9250 1988. For more...
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Submissions for Voiceworks issue #109 open

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...

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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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