.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 @ 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 August 11am–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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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....

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...