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​so too the sunrise
with clarity and promise
of who you will rise to be

Red Room Poetry's vision is to make poetry in meaningful ways. As Australia’s leading organisation for the commissioning and creation of poetry, we aim to make poetry highly visible, vibrant, relevant and accessible, especially to those who face the greatest barriers to creative opportunities.

We have a rich history of digital and experimental work, and one of our central outcomes is the publication of a huge digital library of contemporary Australian poems, freely accessible here on the Red Room Poetry website. This archive includes written, spoken, video and experimental works, and grows exponentially every year.

Keen to be commissioned by Red Room Poetry? More information is available on our FAQs page here.

Featured Projects

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    POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize that breathes life back into the natural world that sustains us. Entries now open!
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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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    Poetry in First Languages

    Poetry in First Languages (PIFL) celebrates, shares and preserves knowledge of First Nations languages and culture through poetry, music and art.