Search Website
Close Search Pane
Toggle Menu

12th April 2017

2017 Longlist Announced - Red Room Poetry Fellowship

By Kristy Wan


This that breath cannot erase
is yours and all yours to fly.

~ excerpt from ‘The Kite’ by Emily Ballou

Red Room Poetry is pleased to announce the longlist for the inaugural Red Room Poetry Fellowship. We wish to thank each applicant for taking the time for the well-considered submissions. It was with intrigue and wonder that we read the inspirations and poetic adventures that they have been working on.

This longlist is a shining reflection on the high calibre of the creative individuals that we have worked with since our inception in 2003. We wish to share each name with a sample of their poetry from a Red Room project that they worked on.

Please see below for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship Longlist. You can also download it here »

More dates:
8th May 2017:
Shortlist Announcement
19th May 2017: Red Room Poetry Fellow Announcement


Red Room Poetry Fellowship – 2017 Longlist

(in alphabetical order, with a sample of their Red Room commissioned poetry)


Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The Fellowship has been established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic community, encouraging poets to undertake an intensive period of creative development involving a range of commissions, residency, recordings and publication outcomes.

The Red Room Poetry Fellowship is made possible with support from generous philanthropists.

The successful Fellow will receive:

  • $5000 poetic stipend “no strings”
  • $1000 commission to create a suite of poems inspired by an existing Red Room project
  • A two-week residency at Bundanon Trust
  • Travel assistance
  • Paid professional employment (delivering up to 4 x poetic workshops)
  • Opportunity to present a public address during the year-long Fellowship
  • Highly visible publication of commissioned poem(s) on public transport

Find out more
+61 2 9319 5090