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Fair Trade

New poetry by Joy Harjo and Ali Cobby Eckermann

Delve into the world-premier of a new poem 'Story Tree' co-written by Ali Cobby Eckermann and US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, commissioned for our new signature program Fair Trade, as part of Poetry Month 2021 Read the glorious poem and Joy and Ali's reflections on sisterhood and country. 

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Poem Forest

Your words can help grow a forest

Know a young writer? Entries are now open for POEM FOREST  a free nature poetry prize that plants a tree in the Australian Botanic Garden for every student and teacher poem received. There are exciting prizes up for grabs, including $500 cash in each category. This is a special opportunity for flourishing writers to flex their skills and (literally) help grow a forest! 

Plant your poem

Red Room Poetry Fellowship

Announcing our Fellow for 2021!

Announced on #WorldPoetryDay, we're thrilled to share the recipient of the Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2021 – Ellen van Neerven for their project 'Kweensland: Sovereign Bodies and the Colonial Nation-State'.

Congratulations to Ellen, our Shortlisted Poets and all who applied for the Fellowship in 2021. 

See the Fellowship 2021