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AP @ NT Writers’ Festival

  Australian Poetry is thrilled to be partnering with the NT Writers' Centre to launch Volume 7 of the Australian Poetry Anthology (2019)on Sunday 19 May at 9am at the Bean Tree Cafe at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens.  This is the first time AP has...

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APJ 9.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions close 11.59 PM AEST 17 May 2019.  Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 (poetry guest edited by David Stavanger and Andrew Galan) is now available. Australian Poetry Anthology Vol 7 2019 will be available in May. If you would like to support Australian Poetry,...

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Announcing the winner of the 2018 Anne Elder Award

Australian poet Anne Elder (1918–1976) Australian Poetry is thrilled to announce the winning and commended books in the 2018 Anne Elder Award. The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s daughter, Cathie, this...

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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

MPU’s Chapbook Poet Series for Published Poets

MPU Publishing's new Editor-in-Chief Tina Giannoukos invites submissions for MPU’s Chapbook Poet Series for Published PoetsSubmissions are open for MPU’s new chapbook series for published poets for publication in 2020.Manuscripts will be selected during...

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APJ 9.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions close 11.59 PM AEST 17 May 2019.  Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 (poetry guest edited by David Stavanger and Andrew Galan) is now available. Australian Poetry Anthology Vol 7 2019 will be available in May. If you would like to support Australian Poetry,...

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Northern Territory Literary Awards 2019

The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the unpublished work of Territory writers in a range of categories.   The NT Writers’ Centre Poetry Award will be awarded to a single poem up to 300 lines, and the winning poet will receive $1,000 as...

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Dante’s Divine Comedy Courses

Dante’s Divine Comedy – Two 8-week reading courses in English presented by Dr Simon WestPurgatory – Part 2Open to beginners and those who have completed previous coursesCommencement date: Tuesday 14th May until 2nd JulyTime: Tuesdays 6:00pm –...

MPU presents David Stavanger and Ania Walwicz

This special event may sell out, so please book in advance. An evening of high calibre performance poetry with David Stavanger (QLD) and Ania Walwicz (VIC), plus open stage.Friday 17 May 2019 at 7pm at Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy,...

Phyllis Perlstone Book Launch

Puncher & Wattmann will launch Phyllis Perlstone’s The Bruise of Knowing at the Benledi Room, Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney, on Saturday 11 May at 3pm for 3:30–5pm.The book will be launched by Anna Kerdijk Nicholson. 

AP @ NT Writers’ Festival

  Australian Poetry is thrilled to be partnering with the NT Writers' Centre to launch Volume 7 of the Australian Poetry Anthology (2019)on Sunday 19 May at 9am at the Bean Tree Cafe at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens.  This is the first time AP has...

Tales of an Afronaut

Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney presents poet wāni Le Frère’s "Tales of an Afronaut" 1– 4 May at 8:30pm. An ode to the flourishing of life and the telling of the untold, this spoken-word poetry show pays tribute to the incredible lineage of storytelling...

Launch of ‘A coat of ashes’ by Jackson

Launch party for Jackson's book A coat of ashes at Perth Poetry Club, 2pm on Saturday 4 May at The Moon Cafe, Northbridge. Jackson’s new collection traverses science and spirituality, philosophy and matter. Drawing from physics, systems theory, Daoism and...

Couplet in Brisbane

5.30pm Friday 3 May at Brisbane Square Library Get a FREE double shot of incredible poetry at Couplet, this time from prize winning poets Ellen Van Neerven and Ella Jeffery.Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East...

Sappho Books Poetry Night

The poetry night at Sappho in May will be held on the FIRST Tuesday of the month (not the usual second Tuesday) and will be a celebration of the recently announced Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlistees and winners. Poets appearing include Julie...

Newcastle Writers Festival

 The 2019 Newcastle Writers Festival will run from Thursday 4 April to Monday 8 April.There are plenty of poetry events in the program, including a workshop, a poets' breakfast, a bush poets' lunch, poetry readings and book launches. Many events are...

Launch of Emma Lew’s Crow College

6.30pm for 7pm start Thursday 4 AprilThe Avenue Bookstore91 Swan StRichmond VIC Join Emma Lew for the launch of her poetry collection, Crow College: New and Selected Poems.Special guests Bella Li, Gig Ryan and Ann Vickery will launch the collection with...