.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.

OutLoud Slam Final @ TWC

Australian Poetry is pleased to be partnering with The Wheeler Centre to present the 2020 OutLoud Slam Final. From their website: "Are you ready to rhyme? Or is free verse your jam? Whatever your style, it's time to slam. See what we did there? Yeah. We're presenting...

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AP @ MWF Digital 2020

  Just Announced: AP @ MWF Digital 2020 Australian Poetry are thrilled to partner with Melbourne Writers Festival for their 2020 Digital program to present 'Meditations in an Emergency', a morning of poetic performance. Sat Aug 8 11:00 AM Online; 60 Mins Tickets...

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AP @ That Poetry Thing’s AP Anthology Volume 8 LAUNCH

Australian Poetry and Poetry on the Move Online present the launch of Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 8 (Focus on the ACT). Online only, via Zoom and pre-recorded readings, live-streamed to Australian Poetry’s Facebook Page. 6.30pm for 7pm, 20th July! This annual...

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Tell Me Like You Mean It 2020

What does it mean to be a poet? We reckon it’s something like having a voice that’s full of attitude, wit and sincerity, a voice that’s continually re-imagining what it means to be contemporary. Three poets present their unpublished works in progress in an audio...

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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

Announcing the winners of the 2019 Anne Elder Award

Australian poet Anne Elder (1918–1976) It is with great pleasure that Australian Poetry announces the winning and commended poetry books for the 2019 Anne Elder Award.   The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s...

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Wesley Michel Wright Prize

We're pleased to let you know that the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize is currently open for applications.   Work submitted must: be between 50 and 500 lines, excluding titles and footnotes; have been published in the 12 months prior to the closing date in print or...

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APJ 10.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 15 June.Australian Poetry Journal 9.2 ('DIS-' poetry guest edited by Andy Jackson and Jennifer Harrison) is now available. You can purchase a copy hereIf you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print...

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Lunch Time Reading with the Don Bank Writers

Date : 24 September 2020  Venue: Online Council Event Cost: Free Details here: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Library_Databases/Library_Programs/Lunchtime_Readings_with_the_Don_Bank_Writers Do something different at lunchtime and Join us for some lunchtime...

AP @ MWF Digital 2020

  Just Announced: AP @ MWF Digital 2020 Australian Poetry are thrilled to partner with Melbourne Writers Festival for their 2020 Digital program to present 'Meditations in an Emergency', a morning of poetic performance. Sat Aug 8 11:00 AM Online; 60 Mins Tickets...

AP @ That Poetry Thing’s AP Anthology Volume 8 LAUNCH

Australian Poetry and Poetry on the Move Online present the launch of Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 8 (Focus on the ACT). Online only, via Zoom and pre-recorded readings, live-streamed to Australian Poetry’s Facebook Page. 6.30pm for 7pm, 20th July! This annual...

Poetry On The Move 2020

Founded in 2015, the University of Canberra's Poetry on the Move is a fully curated festival run by the International Poetry Studies Institute at the University of Canberra. IPSI’s objectives are to promote poetry as a globally valuable art form through the engagement...

Words for Now: Poetry as Processing

not in Aus, mate bad things don’t happen here our beaches are open they are not places where bloodied mattresses burn Australian Poetry is thrilled to announce that we are taking to the digital stage with this incredible evening in collaboration with The Wheeler...

A Note from Poetry on the Move

The University of Canberra’s Poetry on the Move festival and COVID-19. The University of Canberra’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research is responding to ongoing uncertainty about the COVID-19 virus by heeding the advice of experts and the government, and...

Melbourne Launch: Navigable Ink by Jennifer Mackenzie

Please join Transit Lounge publishing for the launch of Jennifer McKenzie's new book, Navigable Ink. April 1, 6pm Launched by Lucy Van A homage to the Indonesian writer, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, “This intricate, inventive collection of poems compels the reader to follow...

MPU Poetry Far & Wide Open Mic Event

    Tomorrow from 18:30-20:30       Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre 251 Faraday St, Carlton VIC 3053, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053 Melbourne Poets Union opens its 2020 program by inviting all poets & poetry lovers to an open mic reading &...

Gathering Grounds

GATHERING GROUND: WALKING, TALKING AND WRITING PLACE WITH KELLY LEE HICKEYALICE: March 21 Walking and writing have a long history together. Gathering Ground is an invitation to this explore this tradition through three weekends of writing walkshops. Each week a...

Launch: Labour and Other Poems by Astrid Lorange

Melbourne: Sunday 22 March 3pm - 5pm, The Alderman @ 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East Sydney: Saturday 29 Feb 4pm - 6pm, Frontyard @ 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville Please join us at the Sydney or Melbourne launch of Astrid Lorange’s new book Labour and other Poems. This...