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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

The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry

The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry aims to support writers and to continue the tradition of the Catholic Church as a key patron of the arts. Following the success of the Prize in previous years, the ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry...

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The Next Chapter

Each year, The Wheeler Centre picks ten outstanding writers and gives them $15,000 each to develop their work. Applications for 2019 are now open until 5pm Friday 12 July.  Take your story to The Next Chapter.Every writer knows that the story is only the...

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Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival

 Melbourne Spoken Word Launch Second Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival Program

Small Leaps Giant Steps: A festival of Poetry

17-21 October 2019 Workshops now available.As the program for this year's Poetry on the Move festival takes shape, we  announce the availability of our very popular poetry workshop series. This year we have 4 workshops available, one from each of our...

Readings Winter Poetry: Emma Lew, Bella Li & Tim Wright

Monday, 17 June 2019 from 18:30-19:30  Readings Carlton309 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053 Over three evenings this Melbourne winter, we'll host nine poets. For our first winter reading we have:Emma Lew reading from her much-anticipated...

That Poetry Thing That Is On At Smith’s Every Monday

Monday 3 June - 7pm to 9pmMarianne Boruch & Mark Roberts$10 / $5 at the door. Open mic Marianne Boruch is a Fulbright Senior Scholar in UC’s International Poetry Studies Institute. Her work includes 10 poetry collections, the latest Eventually One...

Perth Poetry Club

Join us every Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge WA to celebrate poetry with feature poets + open-mike at Perth Poetry Club. The month of June we have the following features…1-June-19Marion Whelligan +...

Katherine Writers’ and Readers’ Festival

Write Off! the Katherine Writers’ Festival being run by the Katherine Region of Writers, in partnership with Katherine Regional Arts and with sponsorship from the NTWC, is fast approaching!

Making Tracks: a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication: PERTH

Express Media is delighted to present Making Tracks: a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication aimed at developing the work of young writers in Australia.

Poets at Petersham Bowlo

Thurs 20 June, from 6.30pm. Open mic soiree. Free admission. 77 Brighton St, Petersham (Sydney inner west) Poets at Petersham Bowlo.Details an evening of open mic presentations - mainly poetry, and also comedy, acoustic music and short stories/anecdotes....

West Word Poetry Nights

In 2019, WestWords will be holding a poetry night on the last Thursday of every month at WestWords’ Centre for Writing commencing 30th May at 7pm. This series, convened by David Adès will showcase some of our most respected poets, starting with Richard...

Tribute to Les Murray

Les Murray was one of Australia’s best loved poets. He wrote with grace and fireworks about country life, and, had a gift for exquisite language that moved through every register. After he passed away in April 2019, West Australian Poets Inc and the Centre...