.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.

Blakwork: a reading and yarn with Alison Whittaker

photograph: Jonno Revanche Recorded live 13 August 2018 at The Wheeler Centre, this event was presented by the Melbourne Visiting Poets Program 2018, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and the RMIT non/fictionLab. Alison Whittaker...

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AP Presents Collective Spirit with Ali Cobby Eckermann

Sunday 14 October 2018 3.00pm - 4.00 pm The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne  Free, bookings essential.   AP, in partnership with The Wheeler Centre and Kalang Retreat, presents Collective Spirit. Poetry has always been a powerful...

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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

Book Launch: ‘Carol and Ahoy’ by Simon West

Thursday 25th October 6pm for 6.30pm start The Linkway - 4th Floor John Medley Building University of Melbourne CAROL AND AHOY by Simon West PUNCHER & WATTMANN to be launched by Justin Clemens   The backdrop of Carol and Ahoy is the Goulburn River and its...

La Mama Poetica

Tuesday 6th November 7.30pm for an 8pm start. La Mama Courthouse Theatre, 349 Drummond St, Carlton. Tickets $15 (full) $10 (concession).  La Mama Poetica featuring Kevin Brophy, Manisha Anjali, Andrew Galan & Jenny...

Book Launch: ‘third body’ by Marion May Campbell

Whitmore Press is delighted to announce the launch of third body (featuring Georges Braque lithograph on the cover), a stunning new poetry collection by Marion May Campbell.

Talk by Luke Fischer~Poetics of the Absolute: From Schiller to Hölderlin & Coleridge

For those with an interest in philosophical poetics and/or Hölderlin.

RABBIT End-of-Year Party

END-OF-YEAR PARTY 6pm December 5 Loop Project Space and Bar 23 Meyers Place Melbourne with celebrations of journal issues 25 (SPORT) and 26 (BELONGING) + two new books in the Rabbit Poets Series--Holly Friedlander Liddicoat's CRAVE and Jake...

Independent Publishing Conference

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2018 9.00 AM THE WHEELER CENTRE, WORKSHOP SPACE With thanks to Australian Poetry, join poets and publishing professionals Ellen van Neerven, Kent MacCarter and Yvette Holt to explore the recent increase in publication of collections by...

Book Launch: Tourniquet and the night, by Vanessa Page

Tuesday 23 October Avid Reader, West End, 6pm — 8pm.  Ynes Sanz will be launching my fourth poetry book - Tourniquet and the night will also feature guest performances by Chloe Callistemon, Trish Reid, Matt Hetherington and Trudie Murrell. Come along if...

Approaches to Poetry with Fiona Wright & Pip Smith

Saturday 27 October 2018, 10am-4pm, at Writing NSW Full Price: $195 Member: $135 Conc Member: $120 Where does a poem begin, and how might it take shape? This course aims to provide you with the perspectives and the tricks of the trade of two award-winning...

Cafe Philosophique De La Mort

Thursdays 7:30pm November 1-29 The Alex Theatre St Kilda 1/135 Fitzroy Street St Kilda The Little Theatre Company, in partnership with Alex Theatre St Kilda present Cafe Philosophique De La Mort Spoken Word, music and conversation breaking the silence...

Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.

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