In partnership with the Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR), Australian Poetry is once again pleased to announce the call-out for this exciting fellowship. Available to Australian Poetry subscribers, the Australian PoetryNAHR Eco-Poetry Fellowship is conferred on a single Australian poet able to take up residency in the village of Sottochiesa, Taleggio Valley, northern Italy, between 30 May-30 June 2020. The selected poet will be one of seven Fellows participating in the 2020 June NAHresidency program; more information can be found here, and applicants are strongly encouraged to read it closely before making their applications. Recipients of the AP/ NAHEco-Poetry Fellowship have residency fees waived; however, it remains the responsibility of the winner to make their own way to and from Taleggio, as well as covering the costs of food during the residency. Please note that a requirement is that the work written during the residency must be deposited into NAHR’s archives, as will be done by all other 2020 Fellows. This year, the Fellowship also partners with Plumwood Mountain Journal (ed. Anne Elvey), so the Fellow will have the opportunity to have poems selected for publication from the residency by both Plumwood Mountain and Australian Poetry publications.

Set in northern Italy and situated in the heart of the Orobie Alps, the NAHprogram offers a lively space to think and create, collaborate and interact. Our residents take full advantage of the surrounding natural landscapes as well as Italy’s rich material culture, which combines vernacular traditions with innovative approaches to space and place, people and their communities.

Alongside a current CV (which will include the contact details of three referees), a one-page statement of personal/creative motivation, and a one-page project proposal outlining creative activities relating to ANIMALS: Interdependence Between Species (the theme of NAHR’s 2020 program), those interested in applying for this award are requested to also supply a folio of up to five poems (no more than 200 lines in total) which in some way relate to the 2019 topic.

Please read about NAHR’s 2020 focus on ANIMALS 

Please note, in order to apply for this award, applicants must be current subscribers to Australian Poetry. If you are not currently a subscriber, but wish to apply for this award, please subscribe first to Australian Poetry here

To apply for this fellowship, please complete the application form.

Applications tagged AP NAHR FELLOWSHIP must be emailed by 11.59 AEST Saturday 8 February to:

The award will be announced on Sunday 1 March, and results will be published on the Australian Poetry website and newsletter. For inquiries, please contact either or