.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 @ Best of Australian Poems 2021 in Gadigal/Sydney

AP is enormously pleased to be partnering with Gleebooks for a Gadigal-based reading of poets from ‘Best of Australian Poems 2021’. Join co guest editor Toby Fitch and many more poets from the publication for a night of readings! Book here:...

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Announcing the 2021 Anne Elder Award Judging Panel

The three judges for the 2021 Anne Elder Award panel are Marcella Polain, Marjon Mossammaparast, and Ella Jeffery.Marcella Polain was born in Singapore, and migrated to Australia with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Writing...

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AP @ APJ 11.2 & APA Vol. 9 2021-2022 Updates

Dear Subscribers, Contributors and AP Supporters, As always, thank-you for being part of the Australian Poetry community. Regarding APJ 11.2, now in production, the difficult decision has been made for financial reasons to only publish poems that were directly...

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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

Naomi Williams Wiradjuri Poetry Prize, 2022

The Naomi Williams Poetry Prize is named in honour of Nay who was a strong, proud Wiradjuri woman from the Brungle/Tumut area of NSW. Nay loved to write poetry about the river, her family and all the elements of love that she treasured. This poetry prize aims to...

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The Novel Prize is Now Open – Giramondo

Submissions to The Novel Prize are now open. The biennial award, now in its second iteration, is for a book-length work of literary fiction written in English by published and unpublished writers around the world. Entries close 1 June 2022. The winner will receive...

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Announcing the 2021 Anne Elder Award Judging Panel

The three judges for the 2021 Anne Elder Award panel are Marcella Polain, Marjon Mossammaparast, and Ella Jeffery.Marcella Polain was born in Singapore, and migrated to Australia with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Writing...

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AP @ EWF @ ‘coven’

How does magic infuse itself into the written word and into the lives of writers? What are the connections between poetic and magical practices? Hear poems from a line-up of artists weaving their practices of writing and magic together. Australian Poetry acknowledges...

La Mama Poetica – June

La Mama Poetica will be held on Tues, 14th June at 7.30pm at the La Mama Courthouse Theatre, featuring Michael Farrell, Hasib Hourani, Melinda Bufton and Jacqui Malins. Theatre and livestream tickets available. Auslan interpreted. Bookings can be made...

AP @ SWF 2022

With an unexpected turn of phrase or lyrical twist, poetry can surprise, thrill and invite readers to make meaning from between the lines. Hear from acclaimed Australian artists and writers Maxine Beneba Clarke and Omar Musa as they discuss their electrifying new...

AP @ QPF 2022

We are thrilled to be partnering with Queensland Poetry Festival for three wonderful 'Poet to Poet' events this year! Head to their website to find out more: Poet to Poet — 2022 Tickets — Queensland Poetry (qldpoetry.org)

Poetry Reading: Asiel Adán Sánchez at Readings Carlton

Wed 20 Apr 2022 at 6:30pm Readings Carlton — Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053   m//otherland is a literary debut that cradles the intimacies of longing and love for a country torn apart by distance, violence and desire. In the tradition of...

Launch – LK Holt ‘Capacity’

After being scheduled and then cancelled last year due to the Delta outbreak, we're pleased to have the chance to join the wonderful team at the Alderman to celebrate the release of LK Holt's Capacity. Combining the twenty-six wild and precise love poems of 'Modern...

Geoff’s Poetry at Smith’s – Mon Apr 4th

The latest in Geoff Page's monthly reading series features Peter Goldsworthy and Martin Dolan. Peter Goldsworthy is a doctor and award-winning novelist, short story writer and librettist - as well as a poet. Goldsworthy’s first collection of poetry won the...

APA Vol. 9 WA Launch! Online

We are thrilled to bring you the online launch of the Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 9! Hosted by guest editors Lucy Dougan and Michelle Cahill, the event will kick off on March 21st at 5:30pm Perth time both via Zoom and Facebook livestream. Check back here on the...

AP @ Blak & Bright 2022

Read more and book here! Big Blak Poetry Read – Blak & Bright More here: Masterclass: The Poet's Imagination - Blak & Bright

AP @ Best of Australian Poems 2021 in NT

Off the Page Poetry Night with Omar Sakr and others from Best of Australian Poems 2021 + a line-up of local poets. More here:  Poetry Anthology Launch with Open Mic | Facebook Off the Page is a spoken word event where guest and local writers inspire the community with...