Welcome to Red Room Poetry

  • 19+ Years
  • 85+ Major projects
  • 1,300+ Poets commissioned
  • 26,500+ Poems created

This End of Financial Year, generous supporters from the Red Room Poetry Board have offered to match your donation, dollar for dollar, when you donate to Red Room by June 30.

Current Projects

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    POEM FOREST

    POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize that breathes life back into the natural world that sustains us. Entries are now open, closing Friday 23 September.
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    Fair Trade

    Fair Trade invites some of the world’s leading First Nations poets to weave words across lands and seas, gathering collaborative threads from Australia and across the globe.
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    MAD Poetry

    We are full of worlds that can't be contained by a pill. MAD Poetry creates a safe writing space for emerging voices with a lived/living experience of mental health issues to express how they see the world.
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    Poetry Month

    Poetry Month aims to increase the profile of Australian poetry and poets. Our goal is to increase access, awareness, value and visibility of poetry in all its forms and for all audiences.
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    Writing in Resistance

    Writing from a new generation of women with experiences of detention in Australia. Created, curated, edited and translated by human rights journalist and writer, Saba Vasefi.
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    Red Room Fellowship

    The Fellowship is an annual residency program recognising the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets.

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