.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 @ NTWF 2020

Nature of Change Poetry Walk On a short, guided morning walk through the glorious tropical and monsoon flora at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, poets share poems about the cycles of change, transformation and regeneration that shape our lives and our...

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AP @ OutLoud Digital Slam! 2020 Final

After much thought and process Australian Poetry have again decided to come together with Emilie Zoey Baker to present our youth poetry slam competition, OutLoud. For the first time, we are also partnering with the amazing Wheeler Centre, to livestream a Slam Final in...

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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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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

Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Entries are now invited for the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize. Established to recognise and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English...

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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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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...

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 &...