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.
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....read more
We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Sydney Writers Festival in 2017 with our event Transforming My Country. Join contemporary Australian poets Hani Abdile, aj carruthers, Eileen Chong and Ali Cobby Eckermann, at Sydney Writers Festival, as they respond to...read more
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
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
Melbourne Writers Festival Schools’ Program — Poetry OutLoud Grand Final
Melbourne Poets Union Trust Fund 4th Annual Fund-raising Dinner
KALANG RETREAT presents ALI COBBY ECKERMANN
Poets at the Petersham Bowlo
Launch: Omar Musa’s “Millefiori” presented by Nicholas Projects
Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group monthly meeting
Alison Whittaker & Joel Deane @ Stanley Street Gallery
Catherine Keenan launches Rico Craig’s poetry collection ‘BONE INK’
Sappho poetry with Greg McLaren, Meredith Wattison, Ariel Riveros Pavez, K.A. Rees
Callout for Australian poets to submit by 1 Dec 2017 one to five poems of one to five lines maximum for consideration for a special issue of Coolabah of Ultra-Short Poems, to be curated by Peter Bakowski and published by the Scientific Journal Network of 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