• 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.


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

  • A Line in the Sand Anthology

    Our first retrospective collection celebrating twenty years of Red Room Poetry

  • 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.

  • Emerging Poets Residency

    With support from the Adès Foundation, the Emerging Poets Residency encourages the creative trajectory of emerging Australian poets.

  • 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.


    With support from the Australia Council Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives fund, we’ve been working with Elders and Custodians across Yuin Country to come together to heal Country and community through poetry and planting.

  • Red Room Fellowship

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

  • 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.

  • Voices in the Cage

    Voices in the Cage shares the pain, hopes and sorrow of women in Afghanistan through poetry, published for International Women's Day (8 March 2022).

  • Admissions Anthology

    We've partnered with our MAD Poetry Coordinator, David Stavanger and Upswell Publishing to support the release of the forthcoming lived-experience mental health poetry anthology Admissions: Voices Within Mental Health.

  • 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.

  • New Shoots: Wollongong Botanic Garden

    Five local poets have been commissioned to create new poems for Wollongong Botanic Garden's 50th anniversary.

  • Power through Poetry

    Children are invited to go deeper into the themes of Unsettled by reflecting on the poetry of First Nations artists and responding in their own words with the Australian Museum.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Past/Present Pets

    Past/Present Pets honours the life force of animals through a body of poetic and visual work that captures the spirit of companionship.