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Australian Poetry Announces the 2018 Anne Elder Award Call-Out

Australian Poetry is thrilled to announce the opening date for nominations for the 2018 Anne Elder Award. The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s daughter, Cathie, this prestigious, national, annual award is for a sole-authored first book of poetry of 20-minimum pages in length, published in Australia.

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Poetry Sydney Events Newsletter Launches

Australian Poetry is excited to be supporting the promotion of the new Sydney Poetry Newsletter. Each month AP will promote a link to that month’s newsletter and info on how to send in events for listing.

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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

Plumwood Mountain open for submissions

Submissions are now open for Plumwood Mountain vol 6 no 2 (August 2019) 'Intersecting Energies: Location, Gender and Climate'.Is climate change the overarching challenge of our time?How do location and gender intersect in climate change poetics?In this...

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2019 Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize

Entries for the 2019 Wesley Michel Wright Prize are now open.The prestigious Wesley Michel Wright Prize in Poetry, worth approximately $3500, is open for award to an author or composer of original verse or poetry in the English language and who is an...

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Poetry on Planes

Poetry on Planes is the first in a series of anthologies that will feature the work of 99 poets -- both established and emerging -- from around the world.The editors are soliciting original works that were, ideally, written while the author was travelling...

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AP @ NT Writers’ Festival

  Australian Poetry is thrilled to be partnering with the NT Writers' Centre to launch Volume 7 of the Australian Poetry Anthology (2019)on Sunday 19 May at 9am at the Bean Tree Cafe at the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens.  This is the first time AP has...

Tales of an Afronaut

Griffin Theatre Company in Sydney presents poet wāni Le Frère’s "Tales of an Afronaut" 1– 4 May at 8:30pm. An ode to the flourishing of life and the telling of the untold, this spoken-word poetry show pays tribute to the incredible lineage of storytelling...

Launch of ‘A coat of ashes’ by Jackson

Launch party for Jackson's book A coat of ashes at Perth Poetry Club, 2pm on Saturday 4 May at The Moon Cafe, Northbridge. Jackson’s new collection traverses science and spirituality, philosophy and matter. Drawing from physics, systems theory, Daoism and...

Couplet in Brisbane

5.30pm Friday 3 May at Brisbane Square Library Get a FREE double shot of incredible poetry at Couplet, this time from prize winning poets Ellen Van Neerven and Ella Jeffery.Ellen van Neerven is an award-winning writer of Mununjali Yugambeh (South East...

Sappho Books Poetry Night

The poetry night at Sappho in May will be held on the FIRST Tuesday of the month (not the usual second Tuesday) and will be a celebration of the recently announced Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize shortlistees and winners. Poets appearing include Julie...

Newcastle Writers Festival

 The 2019 Newcastle Writers Festival will run from Thursday 4 April to Monday 8 April.There are plenty of poetry events in the program, including a workshop, a poets' breakfast, a bush poets' lunch, poetry readings and book launches. Many events are...

Launch of Emma Lew’s Crow College

6.30pm for 7pm start Thursday 4 AprilThe Avenue Bookstore91 Swan StRichmond VIC Join Emma Lew for the launch of her poetry collection, Crow College: New and Selected Poems.Special guests Bella Li, Gig Ryan and Ann Vickery will launch the collection with...

Writing from the South: Public Literary Readings

6pm–7.30pm, 10 and 11 AprilState Library of NSWDixson Room, Ground floorMitchell BuildingSydney, NSWFREE    Giramondo authors Brian Castro, Mariana Dimópulos, Martin Edmond and Nicholas Jose will feature in this unique event, in which the State Library of...

Wonderland Chapbook Launch in Adelaide

Local emerging poets Olivia De Zilva and Alex Sutcliffe launch their first chapbook “wonderland” at NO WAVE Adelaide.  Tuesday 23 April 2019, 7:00 PM at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Adelaide. NO WAVE is a testing ground for new work and plays an...

Poetry Reading in Wollongong

2pm at Society City at 274-278 Crown St, Wollongong on Sunday 31 March 2019   Come and listen to the hilarious and heart-rending poetry of Scottish/Sydney poet, Ali Whitelock at the Wollongong Girls on Key chapter on Sunday 31 March. Ali will also be...