.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.

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

GOLFO #2 Antipodean Launch Party, Melbourne

Welcome to the first ever Australian launch of GOLFO magazine, celebrating GOLFO #2! A rapscallion zine of poetry, art and photography

Alice’s Salon presents Brechtfast a morning to eat up Brecht

Alienate your Sunday breakfast and join us at the specially early opening time of 10am, for Brechtfast at Alice’s Bookshop.

Kent MacCarter ‘California Sweet’— Launched by Bella Li

6.00pm Tuesday May 15 The Alderman 134 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Please join Five Islands Press at The Alderman for the launch of Kent MacCarter's next collection of poetry, California Sweet. It will be launched by the indefatigable, unsinkable Bella...

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s : Women’s Voices for Refugees (fundraiser)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street Civic ACT 2601 0401 084 773 Monday 16 April - 7pm to 9pm Not Very Quiet Journal presents Women's Voices for Refugees - Poetry Fundraiser for Canberra Refugee Support. Poems on exile, expatriation, border crossings,...

Cleo Wade: Heart Talk

Artist, activist and poet Cleo Wade is a writer who aims to empower, motivate and inspire. The Heart Talk author sits down with journalist and The Motherhood editor Jamila Rizvi, Sour Heart author Jenny Zhang, and Peach novelist Emma Glass for a riveting and wide-ranging discussion about matters of the heart.

Sporting Poets #32

5.00pm Sunday April 8, Compass Pizza, 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East Poets. Pizza. Beer. SPORTING POETS #32 Matthew Hall, Eddie Paterson, Fiona...

‘Seasonal Poets’ poetry readings, Tasmanian Writers Centre

“Seasonal Poets” poetry readings take place four times a year at the prestigious Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart.

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s

Monday 26 March - 7pm to 9pm $5 entry. Open mike Two poets with books out later this year from Recent Work Press will give us a sneak preview of their new work. Kerrie Nelson will read from Inlandia and Martin Dolan from Peripheral Vision. •...

Perth Poetry Club – where slams meet sonnets!

Everyone’s welcome. Come and listen. Perhaps bring a poem (your own or a favourite) to share in the open mike.

Poetry and Coffee Mornings ~ Northern Territory Writers’ Centre, Darwin

On the third Thursday of every month Eat at Martins, 6 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove 10.00 – 11.00 a.m. Just turn up and enjoy a coffee or lassi in poetic company! Meet some fellow poetry lovers to share your favourite works, or some work of your...

Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018

15th May 2018: Eastwood Hills FAW Literary Competition 2018 All categories Open Theme, Short Story, Poetry, Memoir, Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story.   $7 per entry or $25 for 4 entries. 15th May 2018 Boree Log Award for Bush Verse 2018 Ballads to...

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CAFE WRITERS OPEN POETRY COMPETITION 2017

Closing Date 30th Nov 2017 PRIZES 1st  £1000        2nd £300 3rd £200   Six Commended Prizes of £50 Funniest Poem £100 The Norfolk Prize   £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize Entry Fee £4 per poem; or £10 for 3...

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