.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.

AP @ Melbourne Writers Festival

Sun 1 Sep, 4pmRMIT Kaleide TheatreDuration/ 1 hourSession Code /5644Categories / Spoken Word & PoetrySupported by Australian Poetry The Heart BentWhat bends the heart, and how do we write poetry about that? Join poets Eunice Andrada, David...

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AP @ Queensland Poetry Festival 2019

We have so many incredible poets in town for #QPF2019 that we’re indulging you in a series of just-because readings. Get immersed in verse.  The All Ears readings are supported by Australian Poetry.  Saturday 24 August11am–12pm, Judith Wright Centre...

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AP @ Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival

Blaktivists vs Blakademics argue the toss. Should Australia Day happen on 26 January – or not – and why? It’s a serious topic but we’ve thrown in a dollop of Blak humour. With Nayuka Gorrie, Yvette Holt, Liza-Mare Syron and Jason Tamiru. Moderator Gregory...

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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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Rattle Poetry Prize

DEADLINE:July 15th The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be...

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Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize

2019 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry PrizeNamed in honour of a distinguished Queensland poet, the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Manuscript is committed to encouraging emerging Queensland poets.  Now in its 17th...

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La Mama Poetica – August

Tuesday, 20 August 201919:30-21:00 (7.30pm for an 8pm start.)La Mama Theatre (La Mama Courthouse)349 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053Tickets · $10-$15lamama.com.auHosted by La Mama Theatre La Mama Poetica is a night of some of the best...

Launch: Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Thursday, 15 August 2019 from 18:00-20:00Hill of Content Bookshop Ground 86 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 Join us to celebrate the launch of Empirical by Lisa Gorton. The collection of poetry will be launched by the artist Rebecca...

Winter Poetry Reading at Readings Carlton

Monday, 22 July 2019 from 18:30-19:30Readings Carlton309 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053 Luke Beesley has gathered three more wonderful poets to join us for a winter poetry reading. Multi-award-winning poet and novelist Lisa Gorton will...

Byron Bay Writers Festival Solid Air Spoken Word Showcase

Byron Bay Writers FestivalSolid Air Spoken Word ShowcaseFriday 2nd August, 8.30pm - 9.30pmTix $15 Solid Air (a spoken word anthology, UQP 2019, eds David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whui) has its first launch at Byron Writers Festival 2019 - featuring...

Poetry at Manning Clark House

These are the readers for Poetry at Manning Clark House this month. Fiona McIlroy / Luke Whitington / PS Cottier

Vagabond launch: Holt, Harkin, Boyle & Sullivan

Saturday 20 July2:30 pm - 4:30 pmMothership Studios18-22 Sydney StreetMarrickville  Launch of Peter Boyle's Enfolded in the wings of a great darknessLK Holt's Birth PlanNatalie Harkin's Archival-PoeticsThom Sullivan's Carte BlancheMC'd by Luke Fischer,...

Cuplet’s First Birthday Bash

Join Cuplet at The Beaumont for our first birthday celebration.

A Night of Discovery – poetry in Tasmania.

A Night of DiscoveryRefresh yourself - come out to hear 3 poets you won’t have heard in Tasmania.David Mason - once the Poet Laureate of Colorado, now living down the Channel.Cally Conan-Davies hales from Tasmania, lived in the USA and has now returned…...

Book Launch: Birth Plan, LK Holt

Tuesday July 30th, 6.30pm, The Alderman, 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East. Join us to celebrate the launch of 'Birth Plan' (Vagabond Press), the latest collection by LK Holt. The collection will be launched by novelist Alice Robinson.LK Holt lives in...

Sporting Poets 43: Lisa Gorton, Claire Albrecht, Simon West

Sunday, 28 July 2019 from 17:00-19:00Compass Pizza319 Lygon Street, Brunswick, Victoria 3057 Lisa Gorton, Claire Albrecht & Simon West take to the Compass stage! Doors open at 5pm for a 5:30pm start. Stick around afterwards for pizza, wine and poetry...