.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 in solidarity with UWAP

As the national representative body for poetry in Australia, Australian Poetry (AP) wishes to expresses its deep dismay at the decision this week by the University of WA to axe its 84-year-old publishing arm, UWAP, with operations set to cease imminently....

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AP@DWF 2019

AP@DWF 2019

líneas en tierra / lines in land líneas en tierra / lines in land  is a bespoke e-publication produced by Australian Poetry in partnership with the Digital Writers’ Festival 2019. Edited by Tamryn Bennett and Guillermo Bátiz, it showcases selected poems by nine...

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AP OutLoud Go Fund Me!

AP OutLoud Go Fund Me!

OutLoud dynamo Creative Director whiz Emilie Zoey Baker is on a mission to take the Nossal Ninjas – winners of this year’s OutLoud Secondary Final – to compete in an inter-country school slam in Auckland this December. Please support these four important...

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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

The Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry

Submission GuidelinesPublishers are invited to enter books published between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.Submissions must be received by February 15, 2020.There is a $20 submission fee. Unlimited submissions are allowed, but each book requires...

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Entries Open – NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2020

Entries close at 5pm Monday 14 October 2019 so be sure to get your entry in soon.  The NSW Premier's Literary Awards are the richest state-based literary awards in the country with up to $305,000 in prize money to be awarded in 2020. The categories offered...

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The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia

'We who care deeply about the arts find ourselves the priesthood of an almost forgotten faith, and we must, I think, if we would win the people again, take upon ourselves the method and fervour of a priesthood. We must be humble and half-proud. . . . We...

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Long service leave: a sick leave fundraiser

6pm Saturday November 16Arena Project Space2 Kerr St Fitzroy friends, enemies, comrades...sick leave is a monthly reading series and journal that celebrates new, weird, difficult and interesting writing -- whatever form it takes. sick leave is very...

Book Launch: Where Only the Sky had Hung Before, by Toby Fitch, Vagabond Press

The Alderman East Brunswick Friday 15 November7pm. Launch of a poetry book with Vagabond PressMelinda Bufton will host, Lisa Gorton will give a speech, Readings by other poets too —Ann Vickery, Grace Yee, Harry Reid, Chloe Wilson, and Luke Beesley.   ...

Giramondo Book Launch : ‘Heidi’ by Π.O.

Please join us for the launch of Π.O.’s Anarchist masterpieceHEIDE  to be launched by Guy Rundleeditor, producer, scriptwriter and author of Practice6 for 6.30pmThursday 14 NovemberReadings Carlton309 Lygon StCarlton 3053Copies of Heide will be available...

Future Echoes – free events next week from Express & EWF

Happening every dayin the Ian & Primrose Potter FoyersWednesday 23 October – Saturday 26 October 3.00pm & 4.00pm. Links Below Arts Centre Melbourne have launched a new festival for and by young and emerging artists called Future Echoes, and both...

DEAR MUSES? by Simon West Launch

6.30pm Wednesday October 9199 Faraday Street, Carlton RSVP AT COASIT.COM.AU  ...a book of essays on Australian and Italian poetry, and especially on the presence of Classical and Renaissance literature in contemporary Australian poetry...Does it make sense...

SOLID AIR, an anthology of contemporary Aus & Aotearoa spoken word

It's showtime next week! We're launching SOLID AIR, an anthology of contemporary Aus & Aotearoa spoken word. The book features the best voices around, and six of them will be featuring on the night (alongside editors David Stavanger & Anne-Marie Te...

Writing with Observation & Detail : Workshop taught by poet Bonny Cassidy and novelist Emily Bitto

Writing with Observation & Detail10am-4pm, November 2nd-3rdKyneton Mechanics Institute Enjoy a weekend in scenic central Victoria while taking your writing to the next level. This two-day workshop will be taught by professional and highly acclaimed...

That Poetry Thing At Smith’s: Angela Gardner + Alan Jefferies

Monday 23 September - 7pm to 9pmAngela Gardner + Alan Jefferies$5 / $10 entry. Open mic Angela Gardner is an award-winning poet and visual artist. Her most recent books are The Told World (Shearsman 2014); Thing & Unthing (Vagabond 2014); and with...

Claire G. Coleman: The Old Lie in Kyneton

Thursday 26 September 2019, 7.30pm-8.30pmat Kyneton Town Hall Claire G. Coleman believes speculative fiction is a powerful political tool. ‘It’s a genre in which there’s great scope for Aboriginal literature … It’s able to sneak politics into places...

Australian poetry slam Victorian finals 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019  from 19:30-22:00 State Library of Victoria 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000   The search is on for Australia's 2019 poetry slam champion! Cheer on our finalists as they speak, scream, howl, whisper or...