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APJ 12.1 Cover Reveal

The upcoming ‘Australian Poetry Journal 12.1—divergence, relevance’ is due to be released soon, and we welcome all new Subscribers who may wish to be part of our extraordinary community. If you are a former or current Subscriber, please make sure also to renew if...

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AP @ NYWF

We're at National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF) this year! WHAT: TOOLKITS POETRY SHOWCASE WHEN: Saturday 1 October, 7.00pm - 8:00 pm AEST WHERE: Online, Youtube. Go here to make an account and add this event to your 'watchlist'. Join Australian Poetry and Express...

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AP @ National Poetry Competition by The Poetry Society

The National Poetry Competition, run by The Poetry Society since 1978, is one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide for a single unpublished poem. This year's competition is now open for entries until 31 October 2022. The judging panel includes Jason...

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AP @ Toolkits Connect: Poetry

Australian Poetry, in partnership with Express Media, is pleased to announce Toolkits Connect: Poetry – an online course in the forms, functions, histories and uses of poetry, combining theoretical approaches, practical exercises and group workshops to guide young...

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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

APJ 12.1 Now Open for Submissions

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR APJ 12.1 – ‘divergence, relevance’. POETRY GUEST EDITED BY SCOTT-PATRICK MITCHELL AND ESTHER OTTAWAY. Submissions: open 12 July 2022. They close at 11:59pm 12 August 2022. Australian Poetry Journal 11.2 'ambition, disobedience' is now...

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Announcing Best of Australian Poems 2022

In 2021 Australian Poetry (AP) began a new annual series surveying and showcasing the flourishing literature of Australian poetry. Our 2022 volume follows the prestigious debut of Best of Australian Poems 2021 with guest editors for Best of Australian Poems 2022 being...

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Callout – Best of Australian Poems 2022

Submissions: open 7 July 2022. They close at 11:59pm 7 August 2022.Information and enquiries Jacinta Le PlastrierPublisherEmail: ceo@australianpoetry.orgSUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR BEST OF AUSTRALIAN POEMS 2022 -- POETRY GUEST EDITED BY JEANINE LEANE AND JUDITH...

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AP @ MWF 2022

Prize-winning authors Ali Cobby Eckermann and Evelyn Araluen are among a wave of First Nations writers deftly using poetry to confront the complexities of colonial and personal history. A Yankunytjatjara poet, author and memoirist, Eckermann is renowned for her...

Do Not Go Gentle – Poetry Night

In his famous poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas exhorted us to ‘rage against the dying of the light’. In these troubled times, it can seem, however, as though the shadows only lengthen. How can poetry be a form of defiance in the face of our...

AP @ EWF @ ‘coven’

How does magic infuse itself into the written word and into the lives of writers? What are the connections between poetic and magical practices? Hear poems from a line-up of artists weaving their practices of writing and magic together. Australian Poetry acknowledges...

La Mama Poetica – June

La Mama Poetica will be held on Tues, 14th June at 7.30pm at the La Mama Courthouse Theatre, featuring Michael Farrell, Hasib Hourani, Melinda Bufton and Jacqui Malins. Theatre and livestream tickets available. Auslan interpreted. Bookings can be made...

AP @ SWF 2022

With an unexpected turn of phrase or lyrical twist, poetry can surprise, thrill and invite readers to make meaning from between the lines. Hear from acclaimed Australian artists and writers Maxine Beneba Clarke and Omar Musa as they discuss their electrifying new...

AP @ QPF 2022

We are thrilled to be partnering with Queensland Poetry Festival for three wonderful 'Poet to Poet' events this year! Head to their website to find out more: Poet to Poet — 2022 Tickets — Queensland Poetry (qldpoetry.org)

Poetry Reading: Asiel Adán Sánchez at Readings Carlton

Wed 20 Apr 2022 at 6:30pm Readings Carlton — Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053   m//otherland is a literary debut that cradles the intimacies of longing and love for a country torn apart by distance, violence and desire. In the tradition of...

Launch – LK Holt ‘Capacity’

After being scheduled and then cancelled last year due to the Delta outbreak, we're pleased to have the chance to join the wonderful team at the Alderman to celebrate the release of LK Holt's Capacity. Combining the twenty-six wild and precise love poems of 'Modern...

Geoff’s Poetry at Smith’s – Mon Apr 4th

The latest in Geoff Page's monthly reading series features Peter Goldsworthy and Martin Dolan. Peter Goldsworthy is a doctor and award-winning novelist, short story writer and librettist - as well as a poet. Goldsworthy’s first collection of poetry won the...

APA Vol. 9 WA Launch! Online

We are thrilled to bring you the online launch of the Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 9! Hosted by guest editors Lucy Dougan and Michelle Cahill, the event will kick off on March 21st at 5:30pm Perth time both via Zoom and Facebook livestream. Check back here on the...

AP @ National Poetry Competition by The Poetry Society

The National Poetry Competition, run by The Poetry Society since 1978, is one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide for a single unpublished poem. This year's competition is now open for entries until 31 October 2022. The judging panel includes Jason...

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