.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.

APJ 9.2 – ‘DIS─’

‘Australian Poetry Journal’, Volume 9.2 – ‘DIS─’, features new works by more than 60 poets and visual artists, with poetry guest-edited by well-known poets and advocates for writers with self-identified disability/ies, Andy Jackson and Jennifer Harrison.

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Announcing the Australian Poetry & NAHR Eco-Poetry Fellowship 2020

In partnership with the Nature, Art & Habitat Residency (NAHR), Australian Poetry is once again pleased to announce the call-out for this exciting fellowship. Available to Australian Poetry subscribers, the Australian Poetry/ NAHR Eco-Poetry Fellowship is conferred on a single Australian poet able to take up residency in the village of Sottochiesa, Taleggio Valley, northern Italy, between 30 May-30 June 2020.

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Australian Poetry Subscriber-Thon 2019—25th Nov-8th Dec

Ever thought about buying a subscription to Australia Poetry, purchasing one for a loved one, or maybe your subscription has recently lapsed? If you subscribe, renew or gift a subscription between the 25th of November and the 8th of December you could win big!

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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

First Nations Writers’ Residency, Broome 4-13 May

To apply and for more info visit: australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/first-nations-writers-residency/ Please share widely. Applications close: Thursday 12 March 2020 (11.59pm AEDT)  To discuss your application, please contact, Joanne Brown, Manager First...

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Australian Poetry Anthology 2020 Submissions

We invite all Australian Poetry subscribers to submit to the Australian Poetry Anthology, Volume 8 2020. Submissions to the Anthology opened on Monday, 24 February, and close 11.59 pm, 15 March 2020. The Anthology will be published in May/June, with ACCEPTANCES only...

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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...

Long service leave: a sick leave fundraiser

6pm Saturday November 16Arena Project Space2 Kerr St Fitzroy friends, enemies, comrades...sick leave is a monthly reading series and journal that celebrates new, weird, difficult and interesting writing -- whatever form it takes. sick leave is very...

Book Launch: Where Only the Sky had Hung Before, by Toby Fitch, Vagabond Press

The Alderman East Brunswick Friday 15 November7pm. Launch of a poetry book with Vagabond PressMelinda Bufton will host, Lisa Gorton will give a speech, Readings by other poets too —Ann Vickery, Grace Yee, Harry Reid, Chloe Wilson, and Luke Beesley.   ...

Giramondo Book Launch : ‘Heidi’ by Π.O.

Please join us for the launch of Π.O.’s Anarchist masterpieceHEIDE  to be launched by Guy Rundleeditor, producer, scriptwriter and author of Practice6 for 6.30pmThursday 14 NovemberReadings Carlton309 Lygon StCarlton 3053Copies of Heide will be available...

Future Echoes – free events next week from Express & EWF

Happening every dayin the Ian & Primrose Potter FoyersWednesday 23 October – Saturday 26 October 3.00pm & 4.00pm. Links Below Arts Centre Melbourne have launched a new festival for and by young and emerging artists called Future Echoes, and both...