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Australian Poetry Anthology Vol 7 2019

‘Australian Poetry Anthology’, Volume 7 2019 – features works by more than 70 Australian poets, with poetry guest-edited by Yvette Holt and Magan Magan. These poets are also Australian Poetry subscribers and though it is a national anthology, there is a...

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AP School Slam Goes Live!

AP's School OutLoud Slam 2019 lifts off with the launch of MWF Schools! Book your school for our first FREE primary school poetry slam or for our as always brilliant secondary school slam at [button...

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Poetry Sydney Newsletter

Australian Poetry is excited to be supporting the promotion of the Poetry Sydney Events Newsletter, with its current newsletter. The Poetry Sydney online network supports poets and poetry communities in Sydney and New South Wales.

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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

The Next Chapter

Each year, The Wheeler Centre picks ten outstanding writers and gives them $15,000 each to develop their work. Applications for 2019 are now open until 5pm Friday 12 July.  Take your story to The Next Chapter.Every writer knows that the story is only the...

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Ashbery Mode: Edited by Michael Farrell

An Australian Tribute to John AshberyEdited by Michael Farrell Published by TinFishFeaturingNicholas Powell | David Prater | Laurie Duggan | Louis Armand | Helen Hagemann | John Kinsella | Jeremy Balius | Craig Hallsworth | Jill Jones | Ken Bolton |...

Dante’s Divine Comedy: A ten-week reading course by Dr. Simon West

Commencement DatesInferno: Week beginning Wednesday August 28 until October 30Paradiso: Week beginning Thursday August 29 until October 31 Venue: Dante Alighieri Society Office, 308 Drummond Street, CarltonCost: $300 for 10 sessions (1hr 30min per...

Book Launch – ‘Rimbaud, An Unheard Cry’ by Paul Fearne

Thursday, 29 August 2019 from 18:00-20:00The Dax Centre 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 3010RSVP: info@daxcentre.org Join us for the Book Launch of Rimbaud, An Unheard Cry. Written in poetic prose, the book is addressed to Rimbaud as if he...

2019 Francis Webb Poetry Reading

Come and celebrate one of Australia's most significant poets, Francis Webb, with readings and discussion on his poetry and life. Date & Time: Saturday, 31 August 2019 2:00 – 5:00pmAddress: Chatswood Library on The Concourse, Lower Ground, 409 Victoria...

Winter poetry reading

Innovative poet Jessica Wilkinson will read from her just-published third poetic biography, Music Made Visible: A Biography of George Balanchine.

Wakefield Press Launch of ELSEWHERE VARIATIONS by Peter Bakowski and Ken Bolyon

Saturday, August the 31st3 PM for 3.30 startat SOUTHWEST GALLERY205 Sturt St., Adelaidersvp: by August 28th to Maddy@wakefieldpress.com.au WAKEFIELD PRESSIS TICKLED TO ANNOUNCETHE LAUNCH OF ELSEWHERE VARIATIONSby PETER BAKOWSKI and KEN...

Poetry at Manning Clark House

7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. 22 August 2019. Poetry at Manning Clark House11 Tasmania Circuit Forrest ACT 2603. Other Items of interest:7.00 pm Mon 5 August. That Poetry Thing.Smith’s Alternative. Russell Erwin and Ariel Riveros.6.00 pm Mon, 12 August. Launch of...

Northern Territory Writers Centre: Poetry Slam 2019!

Darwin Railway Club, Parap, NT 0820July 28th, 3pm till finish$5 entry, free for performers Hi folks, it’s that time again! The poetry slam NT heats 2019!Come down to the railway club on the 28th July and enter the competition as part of July’s Wild Words....

La Mama Poetica – August

Tuesday, 20 August 201919:30-21:00 (7.30pm for an 8pm start.)La Mama Theatre (La Mama Courthouse)349 Drummond Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053Tickets · $10-$15lamama.com.auHosted by La Mama Theatre La Mama Poetica is a night of some of the best...

Launch: Empirical by Lisa Gorton

Thursday, 15 August 2019 from 18:00-20:00Hill of Content Bookshop Ground 86 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 Join us to celebrate the launch of Empirical by Lisa Gorton. The collection of poetry will be launched by the artist Rebecca...

CAFE WRITERS OPEN POETRY COMPETITION 2017

Closing Date 30th Nov 2017 PRIZES 1st  £1000        2nd £300 3rd £200   Six Commended Prizes of £50 Funniest Poem £100 The Norfolk Prize   £100 awarded to the best poem from a permanent Norfolk resident not winning another prize Entry Fee £4 per poem; or £10 for 3...

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