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Thousands of Sails – Launching Australian Poetry


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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.


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. His th... Read more

Dagmar Leupold

Dagmar Leupold is a German poet. Dagmar Leupold studied German literature, philosophy, and classical philology in Marburg and Tübingen, and comparative literature in New York, where she received her doctorate. She lives in Kirchseeon near Munich. In 2010 she will hold the Liliencron Chair for Poeti... Read more

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 ... Read more


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