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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

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The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the unpublished work of Territory writers in a range of categories.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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2019 ACU Prize for Poetry

Entries are now open for one of Australia’s richest poetry prizes, the 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry, with poets from all over the country competing for the coveted $10,000 first prize. The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with...

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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...

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...

Writing from the South: Public Literary Readings

6pm–7.30pm, 10 and 11 AprilState Library of NSWDixson Room, Ground floorMitchell BuildingSydney, NSWFREE    Giramondo authors Brian Castro, Mariana Dimópulos, Martin Edmond and Nicholas Jose will feature in this unique event, in which the State Library of...

Wonderland Chapbook Launch in Adelaide

Local emerging poets Olivia De Zilva and Alex Sutcliffe launch their first chapbook “wonderland” at NO WAVE Adelaide.  Tuesday 23 April 2019, 7:00 PM at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Adelaide. NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an...

Poetry Reading in Wollongong

2pm at Society City at 274-278 Crown St, Wollongong on Sunday 31 March 2019   Come and listen to the hilarious and heart-rending poetry of Scottish/Sydney poet, Ali Whitelock at the Wollongong Girls on Key chapter on Sunday 31 March. Ali will also be...