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AP & Cordite @ NYWF 2021

Celebrate the publication of Volume 5 of Tell Me Like You Mean It, an e-chapbook published by Australian Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review and edited by Danny Silva Soberano, as five fresh new poets take to the stage and show you what they’re made of.   Artists...

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AP @ Hobart Writers Festival

We are very excited to be partnering with Hobart Writers Festival for two events this year! Check them out below - Writers give to and feed on the moments in which they create. Our moment is on edge, with multiple pressures impacting globally not just on ourselves but...

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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....

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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

Woorilla Poetry Prize Now Open

  Open Section First Prize - $1,500, Runner Up - $250 Youth Section First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50 CALD Youth sub-category First Prize - $200, Runner Up - $50 Key Dates Opens on the 3rd July 2021 Closes on the 5th September 2021 Awards Ceremony - 28th...

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Call for Entries: New Talent Poetry & Short Fiction

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an exciting opportunity for writers achieve publication and reach new readers. The Award also some with a Prize package of memberships, mentoring and total prize money of £5,000 (£2,500 for Poetry and £2,500 for Fiction.) The...

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Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 9 Open for Submissions

Submissions to the Anthology opened on Friday, 16 July, and close 11.59 pm, 20 August 2021. ​We invite all Australian Poetry subscribers to submit to the Australian Poetry Anthology, Volume 9 2021. There will be a focus on WA poets, as there was on ACT poets in 2020,...

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OutLoud 2021 – That’s a Wrap!

A note from Emilie Zoey Baker -   Australian Poetry was blown away by the entries received for this year's OutLoud competition, our judge Luka Lesson had a very difficult time choosing winners as the standard this year was extremely high. The poems were bold,...

AP & TWC present: Best of Australian Poems Vol. 1 2021

Wednesday 10 November 2021, 6.30pm-7.30pm at wheelercentre.com     Book now   Aural Events: Best of Australian Poetry   'The act of writing is an aural event.' Ania Walwicz   Best of Australian Poetry is a new annual anthology collecting previously...

AP @ Hobart Writers Festival

We are very excited to be partnering with Hobart Writers Festival for two events this year! Check them out below - Writers give to and feed on the moments in which they create. Our moment is on edge, with multiple pressures impacting globally not just on ourselves but...

New from Giramondo

This month, Giramondo releases two new books – the debut novel by Max Easton, and a compelling and tender collection of poems by Eunice Andrada. Writing about The Magpie Wing, Easton notes, ‘Sometimes I say it’s about rugby league families of south-west Sydney, other...

Mildura Writers Fest 2021 Online Sessions

PRESENTS 2021 SESSIONS Pur​chase Here From Mildura WF: "We've taken our time but it's been so worth it! We are very proud to present 8 online sessions with Mildura Writers Festival's guest authors in conversation or presenting their work. This coterie is a reflection...

Book Launch This Saturday – Claire Gaskin – Ismene’s Survivable Resistance

Cherry Poets are proud to present the all online in-lockdown event for Claire Gaskin's latest book 'Ismene’s Survivable Resistance' published by Puncher & Wattmann. On Zoom, since we can't be at our beloved Cherrytree Hotel. So how does the event work? Let us...

That Poetry Zoom: Amanda McLeod + Stephen Gilfedder

This event will take place on Zoom, as the Canberra lockdown will still be in place. The zoom link will be shared about an hour before the event in our Facebook event, on the Poetry Thing page and through this email list. Join us for a double book launch: Amanda...

Poet’s Corner Podcast

The latest Poets’ Corner YouTube podcast featuring South Australian poet Juan Garrido-Salgado talking about and reading poems on the theme of “Politics in the Lands of the poet.”   It can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/v8u5YcJC8Rw   To view previous Poets’...

AP @ Borderless: a transnational anthology of feminist poetry

Wendy Sharpe, detail from “The woman that she was”, oil on linen, 90x76cm, 2020Friday, August 20th, 8pm AEST   Come celebrate with us! 'Borderless: A transnational anthology of feminist poetry' is being launched. This collection of specially commissioned feminist...

Giramondo in August – Nostalgia Has Ruined My Life & Beneath the Tree Line

This month, Giramondo publishes two new books – a darkly funny work of fiction by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, and a new poetry collection by Jane Gibian that considers the human relation to the delicate ecologies that surround us. Marked by its absurdist humour,...