at The Wheeler Centre

Thousands of Sails - Launching Australian Poetry

Chris Wallace-Crabbe calls poetry an ‘often quiet art’, though a large community of Australians read, write, and are passionate about the form.

Join us, as we launch Australian Poetry, a new national organisation.


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Portrait of Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu

By October 2021, Ouyang Yu will have published 137 books in both English and Chinese in the field of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literary translation and criticism. His second book of English poetry, Songs of the Last Chinese Poet, was shortlisted for the 1999 NSW Premier’s Literary Award.

Portrait of Dagmar Leupold

Dagmar Leupold

Dagmar Leupold is a German poet.

Portrait of Yvette Holt

Yvette Holt

Brisbane born Yvette Henry Holt heralds from the Bidjara, Yiman and Wakaman Nations of Queensland. A multi-national award-winning poet, academic, editor, stand-up comedienne and photographer of Central Australian desert landscapes, Yvette has lived and worked in the greater region of the Australian Central Deserts for ten years. 


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