.Australian Poetry, based at the Wheeler Centre in 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.

APJ 9.2 Open for Submissions

Submissions open 15 September – 1 November 11.59 pm 2019, for APJ 9.2 – ‘DIS─’. Poetry Guest Edited by Andy Jackson & Jennifer Harrison.
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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

2020 Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for the $9,000 Peter Porter Poetry PrizeJudged by John Hawke, Bronwyn Lea and Philip MeadAustralian Book Review welcomes entries in the sixteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for...

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MPU presents: Poetry Reading: Chrys Salt MBE

Saturday September 21st 7.30pm @ Saint Charlie Taproom & Grill, 386 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, includes open mic + raffle. Entry $8-12 We present visiting UK poet Chrys Salt MBE. Chrys Salt was awarded an MBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s...

MPU presents ‘Found in Translation’

On Sunday October 20th MPU presents 'Found in Translation' a multilingual tribute to Dr Marietta Elliott-Kleerkoper @ Beer Deluxe, Fed Square. Featured poets for the event will be Jeltje Fanoy and Alex Skovron. Organised and hosted by Dorothy Poulopoulos....

Ashbery Mode: Edited by Michael Farrell

An Australian Tribute to John AshberyEdited by Michael Farrell Published by TinFishFeaturingNicholas Powell | David Prater | Laurie Duggan | Louis Armand | Helen Hagemann | John Kinsella | Jeremy Balius | Craig Hallsworth | Jill Jones | Ken Bolton |...

Dante’s Divine Comedy: A ten-week reading course by Dr. Simon West

Commencement DatesInferno: Week beginning Wednesday August 28 until October 30Paradiso: Week beginning Thursday August 29 until October 31 Venue: Dante Alighieri Society Office, 308 Drummond Street, CarltonCost: $300 for 10 sessions (1hr 30min per...

Book Launch – ‘Rimbaud, An Unheard Cry’ by Paul Fearne

Thursday, 29 August 2019 from 18:00-20:00The Dax Centre 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 3010RSVP: info@daxcentre.org Join us for the Book Launch of Rimbaud, An Unheard Cry. Written in poetic prose, the book is addressed to Rimbaud as if he...

2019 Francis Webb Poetry Reading

Come and celebrate one of Australia's most significant poets, Francis Webb, with readings and discussion on his poetry and life. Date & Time: Saturday, 31 August 2019 2:00 – 5:00pmAddress: Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria...

Winter poetry reading

Innovative poet Jessica Wilkinson will read from her just-published third poetic biography, Music Made Visible: A Biography of George Balanchine.

Wakefield Press Launch of ELSEWHERE VARIATIONS by Peter Bakowski and Ken Bolyon

Saturday, August the 31st3 PM for 3.30 startat SOUTHWEST GALLERY205 Sturt St., Adelaidersvp: by August 28th to Maddy@wakefieldpress.com.au WAKEFIELD PRESSIS TICKLED TO ANNOUNCETHE LAUNCH OF ELSEWHERE VARIATIONSby PETER BAKOWSKI and KEN...

Poetry at Manning Clark House

7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. 22 August 2019. Poetry at Manning Clark House11 Tasmania Circuit Forrest ACT 2603. Other Items of interest:7.00 pm Mon 5 August. That Poetry Thing.Smith’s Alternative. Russell Erwin and Ariel Riveros.6.00 pm Mon, 12 August. Launch of...

Northern Territory Writers Centre: Poetry Slam 2019!

Darwin Railway Club, Parap, NT 0820July 28th, 3pm till finish$5 entry, free for performers Hi folks, it’s that time again! The poetry slam NT heats 2019!Come down to the railway club on the 28th July and enter the competition as part of July’s Wild Words....