.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 @ OutLoud! Digital Slam 2021

The 2021 OutLoud Poetry Slam has gone digital! Australian Poetry are coming together again with Emilie Zoey Baker to present our Digital youth poetry slam competition, OutLoud. For the second year in a row, we are also partnering with the wonderful Wheeler Centre, for...

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APJ 11.1 Now Open For Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 1 June.Australian Poetry Journal 10.2 'tribute, observations' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal...

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Announcing the Winner of the 2020 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 2020 Anne Elder Award.   The award is named after Australian poet, Anne Elder, 1918-1976. Sponsored by Anne’s...

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APJ 10.2 ‘tribute, observations’ Out Now

‘Australian Poetry Journal’, Volume 10.2 – ‘tribute, observations’, is out now. Please see this extract from the introduction by Jacinta Le Plastrier: Do not be afraid to think.     Test form, renew form, or defy it. Know there is a new permission to speak, and for...

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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

AP @ OutLoud! Digital Slam 2021

The 2021 OutLoud Poetry Slam has gone digital! Australian Poetry are coming together again with Emilie Zoey Baker to present our Digital youth poetry slam competition, OutLoud. For the second year in a row, we are also partnering with the wonderful Wheeler Centre, for...

read more

APJ 11.1 Now Open For Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 1 June.Australian Poetry Journal 10.2 'tribute, observations' is now available. You can purchase a copy here.If you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print copies of Australian Poetry Journal...

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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...

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,...

That Poetry Thing: Sophie Mackay + Emily Bourke

Monday 9 August - 7pm to 9pm Entry $10 / $5. Open mic Join us live at Smiths Alternative for two fresh local poetic voices: Sophie Mackay and Emily Bourke. Sophie is a Canberra local with a lifelong passion for reading. That early love of the written word eventually...