.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

Book Launch: Anywhy by Jennifer Harrison

Black Pepper invites you to the launch byAlex Skovronof Anywhy by Jennifer Harrison Thursday 6th December, 7 pm North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, corner of Rae and Reid Streets, North Fitzroy. Bar tab and finger food Black Pepper blackpepperpublishing.com 403 St...

Liam Ferney: Hot Take

5pm Saturday December 1stCompass Pizza319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East  Join Liam Ferney for the launch of his new book Hot Take, with an introduction by Bonny Cassidy.Also featuring Melody Paloma, a special guest appearance by Nick Whittock and the poetry...

Poetry as Presence: Poetry Masterclass with Australian Poetry

If language is the house of being, poetry is the home. Poetry does not describe, it holds its breath to listen, to enable, to activate relationship. This workshop will encourage interaction and discussion. Bring in a poem or a line of poetry you do not understand but that attracts or intrigues you it some way. with Claire Gaskin • 22/01/2019.

Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Poets, Vol. 2

Tell Me Like You Mean It is a free e-chapbook guest-edited by Melody Paloma, and published as a partnership between Australian Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review. The national publication features new work from 20 young and emerging poets, and is yours for free.

Book Launch: ‘Things We Know Without Naming’ by Cathy Altmann

Cathy Altmann’s second book of poetry Things We Know Without Namingwill be launched by Anne Elvey at PLC Burwood, Vic on Sunday 9 December at 3pm. Reading, flute/piano and arvo tea. All welcome. Cathy’s first collection, ‘Circumnavigation’, won the Anne...

‘INTENSE’ ~ poetry workshop with Les Wicks

Solid block of hours, writing strategies plus substantial prior editorial work. Sunday 10 February 10-4.30, Brighton, Melbourne. Strictly limited to only 7 attendees. Bookings by 20 January. / $90. 

Queer Legacies, New Solidarities: Readings & Launch Event

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 18:00-20:30RMIT Radio Theatre, Building 9, Level 1, room 124, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne This special free event features readings (6.00pm for 6.30pm start) and a double launch (7.30pm) of two exciting poetry books....

Book Launch, Rondo, By Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s new book of poetry, Rondo from Carcanet Poets, Manchester, at Collected Works, November 15, 6.30 for 7.00 p.m. With drinks and words.

Sporting Poets # 38

Sporting Poets #38: Megan Kaminski, Ann Vickery, Melinda Bufton

MPU International Poetry Competition Awards Night

Friday, 30 November 2018 from 18:00-21:00
Collected Works Bookshop
Nicholas Building, Level 1, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000
Hosted by Melbourne Poets Union

NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2019

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of literacy and to encourage everyone to enjoy and learn from the work of our writers. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open.

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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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