.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 @ Hobart Writers Festival

We are very excited to be partnering with Hobart Writers Festival for two events this year! Check them out below - Writers give to and feed on the moments in which they create. Our moment is on edge, with multiple pressures impacting globally not just on ourselves but...

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AP @ APJ 11.1 and MWF 2021

APJ 11.1 is now available for purchase by clicking the image above. Please note that the font on the front cover will be printed in silver foil ink, not white. Designed by Stuart Geddes. Cover punctuation taken from 'Scheme of Things' by Ashley Haywood, p. 47....

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AP @ NTWF 2021

Where: Open Air, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd, Alice Springs, NT 0870, Australia When: Saturday 28 August 2021 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm   We are proud to be partnering with the Northern Territory Writers' Festival to present 'Sundown Poetry'. You can read more...

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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

Blake Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for the Blake Poetry Prize, and all Australian poets are invited to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less. The Blake Prize is an open poetry prize that challenges poets, both national and international, in...

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Haiku Competition

This year The Central Coast Independent Writers Group, in collaboration with Artspace Popup Gallery, have been granted $500 in prize money to hold a second writing competition. The winner of the competition will receive $300, while two runners up will receive $100...

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Woorilla Poetry Prize Now Open

  Open Section First Prize - $1,500, Runner Up - $250 Youth Section First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50 CALD Youth sub-category First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50 Key Dates Opens on the 3rd July 2021 Closes on the 5th September 2021 Awards Ceremony - 28th...

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AP @ Hobart Writers Festival

We are very excited to be partnering with Hobart Writers Festival for two events this year! Check them out below - Writers give to and feed on the moments in which they create. Our moment is on edge, with multiple pressures impacting globally not just on ourselves but...

New from Giramondo

This month, Giramondo releases two new books – the debut novel by Max Easton, and a compelling and tender collection of poems by Eunice Andrada. Writing about The Magpie Wing, Easton notes, ‘Sometimes I say it’s about rugby league families of south-west Sydney, other...

Mildura Writers Fest 2021 Online Sessions

PRESENTS 2021 SESSIONS Pur​chase Here From Mildura WF: "We've taken our time but it's been so worth it! We are very proud to present 8 online sessions with Mildura Writers Festival's guest authors in conversation or presenting their work. This coterie is a reflection...

Book Launch This Saturday – Claire Gaskin – Ismene’s Survivable Resistance

Cherry Poets are proud to present the all online in-lockdown event for Claire Gaskin's latest book 'Ismene’s Survivable Resistance' published by Puncher & Wattmann. On Zoom, since we can't be at our beloved Cherrytree Hotel. So how does the event work? Let us...

That Poetry Zoom: Amanda McLeod + Stephen Gilfedder

This event will take place on Zoom, as the Canberra lockdown will still be in place. The zoom link will be shared about an hour before the event in our Facebook event, on the Poetry Thing page and through this email list. Join us for a double book launch: Amanda...

Poet’s Corner Podcast

The latest Poets’ Corner YouTube podcast featuring South Australian poet Juan Garrido-Salgado talking about and reading poems on the theme of “Politics in the Lands of the poet.”   It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/v8u5YcJC8Rw   To view previous Poets’...

AP @ Borderless: a transnational anthology of feminist poetry

Wendy Sharpe, detail from “The woman that she was”, oil on linen, 90x76cm, 2020Friday, August 20th, 8pm AEST   Come celebrate with us! 'Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry' is being launched. This collection of specially commissioned feminist...

Giramondo in August – Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life & Beneath the Tree Line

This month, Giramondo publishes two new books – a darkly funny work of fiction by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, and a new poetry collection by Jane Gibian that considers the human relation to the delicate ecologies that surround us. Marked by its absurdist humour,...

That Poetry Thing: Sophie Mackay + Emily Bourke

Monday 9 August - 7pm to 9pm Entry $10 / $5. Open mic Join us live at Smiths Alternative for two fresh local poetic voices: Sophie Mackay and Emily Bourke. Sophie is a Canberra local with a lifelong passion for reading. That early love of the written word eventually...

Melbourne launch of Trigger Warning

The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre will be running the Geelong launch of Maria Takolander's Trigger Warning as a live Zoom Webinar event this Saturday at 3.00pm. If you’re interested, please register at https://events.grlc.vic.gov.au/event/5195043 Maria will also...