.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.

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

GOLFO magazine

GOLFO is a trans-continental poetry zine with a strong appetite for art and photography pairings with poetry. Poems are seen as much as they are read and GOLFO likes to heighten this sense in our publications. GOLFO responds to work that plumbs the depths...

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Out of Limbo

OUT OF LIMBO Are you LGBTQIA? Do you have a coming-out story? Verity La wants your story! Or are you LGBTQIA and not out? Verity La wants your story too! Verity La's Out of Limbo publishes the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer,...

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Gladstone Micro-Poetry Competition

Competition entries accepted until 5pm on 20 March 2019 Gladstone residents are encouraged to pen an entry in Gladstone Regional Council’s Micro Poetry competition and share their poetry proficiencies to celebrate Harmony Day and World Poetry Day. Both...

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West Word Poetry Nights

In 2019, WestWords will be holding a poetry night on the last Thursday of every month at WestWords’ Centre for Writing commencing 30th May at 7pm. This series, convened by David Adès will showcase some of our most respected poets, starting with Richard...

Tribute to Les Murray

Les Murray was one of Australia’s best loved poets. He wrote with grace and fireworks about country life, and, had a gift for exquisite language that moved through every register. After he passed away in April 2019, West Australian Poets Inc and the Centre...

Poetry Workshop hosted by Siobhan Hodge

TUESDAY 21 MAY, 20196pm to 8pm Poetry Workshop, hosted by Siobhan Hodge, is a safe and dynamic space where you can craft your poetry and offer feedback to other poets. It provides a collaborative opportunity to share your work-in-progress. It will be...

Short-form poetry workshop

Sat 1 June 2019, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmPrice: FreeLocation: Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide, SA 5000Do you love language? Are you excited by the power of words? Poetry is everywhere: from the songs on the radio to the ads on TV.Join ART...

Gang of One: Sydney Launch

Sunday 26 May at 3pm at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown Join editor and renowned poet Judith Beveridge, publisher Alan Wearne, together with Steve Darmody and Toby Davidson for the launch of poet Robert Harris's collection, The Gang of One:...

The Abbotsford Mysteries

Experience the history of the Convent like never before at this world premiere performance of Andrew Aronowicz’s “The Abbotsford Mysteries’, based on Patricia Sykes' evocative book of poetry of the same name. This song cycle is an intensely intimate and...

EWF Festival Launch 2019

176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne EWF19 Program Launch: The Awkward Stage   Wheeler Centre | 15 May, 6.15pm The 2019 Emerging Writers’ Festival launches with a night of readings. What, exactly, is an ‘emerging’ writer? At what point do you come out of the...

Launch of The Lost Arabs

Granville Town Hall 10 Carlton Street Granville, NSW 2142Friday 10 May, 7:00 pm UQP & Arab Theatre Studio invite you to the launch of The Lost Arabs by Omar Sakr Omar Sakr will be in conversation with Gomeroi poet Alison Whittaker and the event will...

Synthetic Heat Reading Series

Wednesday 22 May at 6pm at West Space Gallery, Level 1/225 Bourke St, Melbourne.

Evening in Celebration of Anne Elder

Classical ballerina to edgy poet: an unusual path in the artsLauranton Books invites you to Readings St Kilda for a glass of wine and a conversation between poet Jennifer Strauss and biographer Julia Hamer about the life and work of the Australian dancer...

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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