.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 @ Poetry on the Move 2019 – Podcasts Now Available

Here are both episodes from the two-part podcast ‘Poetry that Resists’ recorded at the Poetry on the Move festival held in Canberra in 2019. Episode One: https://www.poetryonthemove.net/podcast/episode/5ac0e2e8/poetry-that-resists-kei-miller-and-jen-webb Episode Two:...

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AP @ SWF 2020

Australian Poetry is thrilled to be a festival partner with SWF 2020 in a live-to-digital-event festival program conversion, featuring  Ellen van Neerven in conversation with Tessa Rose.   You can listen to the podcast here.   The explosive second poetry collection...

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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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APJ 10.1 Open for Submissions

Submissions: open 28 April 2020. They close at 11:59pm 15 June.Australian Poetry Journal 9.2 ('DIS-' poetry guest edited by Andy Jackson and Jennifer Harrison) is now available. You can purchase a copy hereIf you would like to support Australian Poetry, receive print...

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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

Poetica Christi Press 2020 Poetry Competition

Closing date: April 30th, 2020. Poems up to 50 lines (inc.spaces) on the theme Joy in the morning.  1st prize $300, 2nd prize $100, top 25 poems to be published in an anthology. Entries $7 each or 3 for $20. Entry forms available at www.poeticachristi.org.au or from...

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Emerging Older Poets Mentorship

The Emerging Older Poets Mentorship is designed to address a lack of opportunities in the 55+ age bracket. So many great writers come to their craft later in life, and create wonderfully rich and meaningful work as a result. Due to an overwhelmingly positive response...

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XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word

In its 6th year, the Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word is Australia’s only national arts award that recognises the growing field of spoken word and is named after the former 2010 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence, Emily XYZ, who left a deep...

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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 &...

Gathering Grounds

GATHERING GROUND: WALKING, TALKING AND WRITING PLACE WITH KELLY LEE HICKEYALICE: March 21 Walking and writing have a long history together. Gathering Ground is an invitation to this explore this tradition through three weekends of writing walkshops. Each week a...

Launch: Labour and Other Poems by Astrid Lorange

Melbourne: Sunday 22 March 3pm - 5pm, The Alderman @ 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East Sydney: Saturday 29 Feb 4pm - 6pm, Frontyard @ 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville Please join us at the Sydney or Melbourne launch of Astrid Lorange’s new book Labour and other Poems. This...