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AP Subscriber-thon 2021!

Ever thought about buying a subscription to Australian Poetry, purchasing one for a loved one, or maybe your subscription has recently lapsed? Well, this is your moment! If you subscribe, renew or gift a subscription between the 19th of November and the 5th of...

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Best of Australian Poems 2021

‘The act of writing is an aural event.’ Ania Walwicz (1951–2020)   Best of Australian Poems is a new annual anthology collecting previously published and unpublished poems to create a poetic snapshot of the year that was. Capturing the richness and diversity of...

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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...

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APJ 11.2 Now Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 30 September 2021. They close at 11:59pm 28 October 2021.Australian Poetry Journal 11.1 'local, attention' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry...

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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

APJ 11.2 Now Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 30 September 2021. They close at 11:59pm 28 October 2021.Australian Poetry Journal 11.1 'local, attention' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry...

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Blake Poetry Prize

Entries are now open for the Blake Poetry Prize, and all Australian poets are invited to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less. The Blake Prize is an open poetry prize that challenges poets, both national and international, in...

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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...

AP @ Blak & Bright 2022

Read more and book here! Big Blak Poetry Read – Blak & Bright More here: Masterclass: The Poet's Imagination - Blak & Bright

AP @ Best of Australian Poems 2021 in NT

Off the Page Poetry Night with Omar Sakr and others from Best of Australian Poems 2021 + a line-up of local poets. More here:  Poetry Anthology Launch with Open Mic | Facebook Off the Page is a spoken word event where guest and local writers inspire the community with...