Poetry Month Gala
Rita Dove once said that ‘poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.’
This August, we’re all about powerful poetry. In honour of Red Room Poetry’s inaugural Poetry Month, we’re celebrating with a showcase highlighting some of Australia’s – and the world’s – finest wordsmiths. We’ll also be sharing newly commissioned works, including the creative fruits of Fair…
OutLoud Secondary Slam! 2021 Final
This event originally scheduled to take place on Thursday 14 October will now be broadcast as a digital live-stream at 1pm–2.30pm on Thursday 4 November. This is in response to current COVID-19 health advice and restrictions. While it is unfortunate that we can’t present this event in-person, we hope you will be able to tune in to the live-stream.
Paul Kelly: Love is Strong as Death
From Dorothy Porter to William Blake; Rumi to Ovid, Ono No Komachi to Ali Cobby Eckermann – poets of many stripes, and many eras, have shaped the life and work of iconic Australian musician and storyteller Paul Kelly.
In 2019, Kelly released Love is Strong as Death, a curated anthology of his favourite poems. This wide-ranging and moving collection…
Evelyn Araluen: Dropbear
'I told you this was a thirst so great it could carve rivers.'
Award-winning poet Evelyn Araluen’s fierce debut poetry collection, Dropbear, confronts the tropes and iconography of an unreconciled nation with biting satire and lyrical fury. Araluen offers an eloquent witness to the entangled present, an uncompromising provocation of history, and an embattled but redemptive hope for a…
Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
The winners of the 2021 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced tonight by the Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson. For the first time, the Awards ceremony was held as a free online digital event.
The Leap Year
24 Clem Baade on the road less travelled
Clem Baade is a public servant and performer. He has worked for the Department of Human Services for thirty years, and this year, like many others, he moved his work and his art online. For the very last episode of The Leap Year, Clem talks to Sally about working with the DHHS and Rawcus Theatre, and how poetry has helped him through the pandemic.
With narration from Scott Limbrick and Robert Frost.
Anything and everything in Poetry from across our archives.
Call for Submissions for the First Australian Poetry Anthology
Australian Poetry has announced plans to produce an anthology of poems by its members. The Wheeler Centre resident organisation is planning to make the publication a annual event as part of the suite of benefits it offers members.
The anthology will be edited by a team of volunteers that will include David Adès, Libby Hart, Heather Taylor Johnson, Vanessa Jones, Danny Lovecraft, Tim Metcalf…
The Poetics of Shoe-Throwing
There has been much speculation about social media’s potential in bringing about social change. The discussion has been brought to the fore by the upheavals sweeping the Arab world. As previously reported in the Dailies, social media has played a central role in organising protests in Egypt - to the extent that the parents of one little girl born during the revolution named their…
Ladbrokes Likes Our Les
Les Murray's latest, Taller When Prone
Poet Les Murray is favourite Australian in the race for the Nobel Prize according to British bookmakers Ladbrokes.
The bookies put Les Murray at an equal seventh in the running for the prize at 11/1 along with Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. The current frontrunner is Swedish poet and translator Tomas Transtromer at 5/1. Two other Australian authors made…
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