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Poem Forest

POEM FOREST is a new Nature Poetry Prize planting a tree for every poem received.

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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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Red Room Poetry Fellowship

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

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Sculpting Poems in the Garden

We've partnered with Wollongong City Council to present a series of free workshops and commissions as part of Sculpture in the Garden at Wollongong Botanic Gardens.

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Guwayu – For All Times

Guwayu – For All Times is a fiercely uncensored collection featuring 63 poems from First Nations poets in 12 First Nations languages commissioned by Red Room Poetry.

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In Your Hands

Free e-anthology featuring 80 poems by poets whose recent, current or forthcoming release has been directly affected by the current closure of live events due to COVID19.

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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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Writing Water: Rain, River, Reef

Writing Water: Rain, River, Reef project joins celebrated poets and public submissions to look below the surface and reimagine our essential relationships with water. 

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A Sweatshop in a Red Room

A Sweatshop in a Red Room is an ongoing collaboration with Sweatshop: Literacy Movement showcasing poetic voices beyond the margins of race and class.

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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.

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Poetic Moments

Poetic Moments elevates the visibility and accessibility of contemporary Australian poetry via cultural placemaking with publication of poems in unexpected spaces from mangrove boardwalks to parks, zoos, hoardings, and on trains and ferries.

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Extinction Elegies

Extinction Elegies reflects on environmental losses to deepen empathy with endangered and extinct species.

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Youth Unlocked

Youth Unlocked collaborates with poets, students, teachers and educational communities in Behavioural Intervention Centres, Rehabilitation and Juvenile Justice Centres to deepen expression through poetry.

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