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Featured Projects

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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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    Baraya Barray - Whale Song

    Baraya Barray ~ Whale Song brings celebrates saltwater songlines of the East Coast through On Country immersive experiences, to learn about and respond to our original language holders - the Whales.
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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 now open!

Discover Australia's largest digital library of contemporary Australian poetry

  • Budj Bim (Mount Eccles)
    By Didirri

    What a strange misunderstanding: to view the forest as separate 
    from anything else we hold dear.
    The forest is not someplace to visit, 
    nor is it a museum piece to be preserved. 

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  • Hi Mum, It's Me
    By Jennifer Wong

    'In 2022, Australians are believed to have lost over $7 million through the now-notorious ‘Hi Mum’ text scam, which dupes victims into sending money to cybercriminals posing as their children.' (SBS News)
     
    “Hi Mum, it’s me,
    Your child

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  • Us Mob
    By Steven Oliver

    Sad mob, down mob, hurt mob, sorry mob
    Tired mob, drained mob, used mob, weary mob,
    Taken mob, forced mob, lost mob, stolen mob
    Teased mob, tormented mob, bullied mob, mocked mob

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