.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.

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AP @ NYWF

We're at National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF) this year! WHAT: TOOLKITS POETRY SHOWCASE WHEN: Saturday 1 October, 7.00pm - 8:00 pm AEST WHERE: Online, Youtube. Go here to make an account and add this event to your 'watchlist'. Join Australian Poetry and Express...

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AP @ National Poetry Competition by The Poetry Society

The National Poetry Competition, run by The Poetry Society since 1978, is one of the most prestigious competitions worldwide for a single unpublished poem. This year's competition is now open for entries until 31 October 2022. The judging panel includes Jason...

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AP @ Toolkits Connect: Poetry

Australian Poetry, in partnership with Express Media, is pleased to announce Toolkits Connect: Poetry – an online course in the forms, functions, histories and uses of poetry, combining theoretical approaches, practical exercises and group workshops to guide young...

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AP @ MWF 2022

Prize-winning authors Ali Cobby Eckermann and Evelyn Araluen are among a wave of First Nations writers deftly using poetry to confront the complexities of colonial and personal history. A Yankunytjatjara poet, author and memoirist, Eckermann is renowned for her...

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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

Liquid Amber 2022 Poetry Prize

First prize - $A500, Second prize - $A150 Best Poem by an Emerging Poet - Editing Service Pack with Rose Lucas But best of all - poems on the longlist will be published in the Anthology. Join in for a chance to be an author in a high quality Liquid Amber Press...

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2022 Poets Meets Politics International Open Competition

Hungry Hill Writing is pleased to announce our 2022 Poets Meet Politics International Open Poetry Competition We are especially delighted that PHILIP GROSS has agreed to judge for us this year. We will be awarding: a first prize of €500 / $550 See our website...

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2022 Ann Morgan Prize

To honour Dr Ann Morgan’s contribution to infant mental health, AAIMH Victoria is again offering a Creative Writing Prize of AU$1,500 for a work that explores or imagines the infant’s subjective, emotional world. What is it like to be a baby? Click here for...

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AP @ MWF 2022

Prize-winning authors Ali Cobby Eckermann and Evelyn Araluen are among a wave of First Nations writers deftly using poetry to confront the complexities of colonial and personal history. A Yankunytjatjara poet, author and memoirist, Eckermann is renowned for her...

Do Not Go Gentle – Poetry Night

In his famous poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas exhorted us to ‘rage against the dying of the light’. In these troubled times, it can seem, however, as though the shadows only lengthen. How can poetry be a form of defiance in the face of our...

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...