.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.

APJ 11.1 Now Open For Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 1 June.Australian Poetry Journal 10.2 'tribute, observations' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal...

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Announcing the Winner of the 2020 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 2020 Anne Elder Award.   The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s...

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APJ 10.2 ‘tribute, observations’ Out Now

‘Australian Poetry Journal’, Volume 10.2 – ‘tribute, observations’, is out now. Please see this extract from the introduction by Jacinta Le Plastrier: Do not be afraid to think.     Test form, renew form, or defy it. Know there is a new permission to speak, and for...

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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

Best of Australian Poems Vol 1 2021 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 16 March 2021. They close at 11:59pm 30 June.Information and enquiries Emma CaskeyAssociate ProducerTelephone: 03 9094 7826Email: associate@australianpoetry.orgSUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR BEST OF AUSTRALIAN POEMS VOL 1, 2021-- POETRY GUEST EDITED BY...

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Announcing the 2020 Anne Elder Award Judging Panel

The three judges for the 2020 Anne Elder Award panel are Marcella Polain, Rae White, and Toby Fitch. Marcella is a former recipient of this significant award, while both Rae and Toby have been commended for the prize in both 2018 and 2013 respectively. Marcella Polain...

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Melbourne launch of Trigger Warning

The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre will be running the Geelong launch of Maria Takolander's Trigger Warning as a live Zoom Webinar event this Saturday at 3.00pm. If you’re interested, please register at https://events.grlc.vic.gov.au/event/5195043 Maria will also...

Geoff’s Poetry at Smiths: Jennifer Harrison + Jen Webb

Join us for readings by two outstanding poets. Jennifer Harrison has written eight books of poetry, most recently Anywhy (Black Pepper 2018). She manages The Dax Poetry Collection housed in the Dax Centre at the University of Melbourne and is Chair of the World...

AP @ APJ 11.1 and MWF 2021

APJ 11.1 is now available for purchase by clicking the image above. Please note that the font on the front cover will be printed in silver foil ink, not white. Designed by Stuart Geddes. Cover punctuation taken from 'Scheme of Things' by Ashley Haywood, p. 47....

AP @ NTWF 2021

Where: Open Air, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd, Alice Springs, NT 0870, Australia When: Saturday 28 August 2021 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm   We are proud to be partnering with the Northern Territory Writers' Festival to present 'Sundown Poetry'. You can read more...

Make Your Poetry Leap with Carmen Leigh Keates

Sunday, 1 August 2021 10:30 am 1:30 pm Queensland Writers Centre Stanley Place South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 Australia (map)   Harness associative leaps to craft poems that are distinctly yours. Associative leaps are personal connections in our mind that are not...

Update from the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021

From the MPL 2021: "THANK YOU  Thank you to the Victorian literary sector, publishers and the many sector journals, websites and organisations for supporting the Melbourne Prize for Literature 2021 & Awards. During this difficult time, we have had an entry result...

Book Launch – Benjamin Dodds

From the back cover: ​ The latest collection from Benjamin Dodds interprets the bizarre true story of Lucy, a chimpanzee raised as the "daughter" of Oklahoma psychotherapist Dr Maurice Temerlin during the 1960s and 70s. With deep empathy and en eye for subtle, telling...

Martin Johnston – Beautiful Objects

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of poet Martin Johnston. Born in Sydney and brought up in Greece, Martin Johnston produced a body of work that is both very Australian and quintessentially European. This new anthology includes his two published...

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...