Poetry helps people live better, as art does; it brings meaning and insight to the spectrum of life’s experiences, as art does.
The national artistic and professional development programs at Australian Poetry exist because we are deeply committed to the art of poetry, to what poetry can do, what Australian poets and their poetry can do.
We also wish to broadcast that to Australia, and to the world.
Poetry helps people live better, as art does; it brings meaning and insight to the spectrum of life’s experiences, as art does; it is a play with language which is unique, riveting, disruptive and sometimes epiphanic.
For poets, language is a beloved, it is corporeal.
Australians have written some of the greatest poems which exist in the English language, and this rank of excellence, innovation and courageous artistic dedication remains vitally alive here today.
Australian Poetry intends to do all that it can do to connect with, and genuinely support, contemporary and aspiring Australian poets.
It also wants to support students and readers of their poetry, while honouring and imparting knowledge to those poets and readers globally about the great canon of past major poets from this nation.
Our artistic and publications programs exemplify artistic vibrancy, showcase and encourage the writing, reading, study and enjoyment of the best of Australian poetry and publishing.