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.
WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE: applications now due in February 20th. In partnership with the Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR), Australian Poetry is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity available exclusively to Australian Poetry subscribers – the...read more
Thanks to all of you for subscribing & supporting us over our Holiday Special period. Those who subscribed between the period of 20-30 November, we put all your names in a hat to award the lucky folks the beaut prizes! Please find below the list of our winners....read more
Hey folks! We’re putting together a little treat for our subscribers this holiday season. Basically, the deal is, we love you and need your support, we rely on our subscribers to keep us afloat, to keep us doing important creative work within our poetry communities....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
Peter Porter Poetry Prize 2017 shortlist & Prize ceremony
Launch of Luke Fischer’s ‘A Personal History of Vision’
Launch of ‘Flute of Milk’ by Susan Fealy @ Collected Works
Ron Pretty Poetry Prize 2016 Award Ceremony
Launch of Alan Loney’s ‘Beginnings’
1st MPU Event of 2017 – with Abe Nouk & Lisa Gorton
Sappho Poetry with Wright, Rolfe, Allen, Teague and Sakr
Ellen van Neerven Launches Omar Sakr
Entries for the 2017 Bruce Dawe National Poetry Prize are now open. This annual $2500 prize has been generously endowed by Emeritus Professor Bruce Dawe AO to celebrate Australian poetry. The winner will be...read more