Red Room Poetry Fellowship
To unlearn is not to recite or react but to exhume; it is to mine
with a tongue that pushes and probes our history’s darkest cavities.
~ 'Green Cape’ by Michelle Cahill, Red Room Poetry Fellow 2020
The Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The Fellowship was established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic community.
Valued at $10,000, this opportunity encourages poets to undertake an intensive period of creative development involving a range of commissions, residency, recordings and publication outcomes. Previous recipients of the Red Room Poetry Fellowship include Michelle Cahill (2020), Jeanine Leane (2019), the late Candy Royalle (2018) and Ali Cobby Eckermann (2017).
We're thrilled to announce Ellen van Neerven as the Red Room Poetry Fellow for 2021.
Read the Fellow's Statement and Judging Notes »
For the fifth year running, the Fellowship Shortlist 2021 is a vivid reflection of the incredible poetic talent in Australia today.
Meet the Shortlisted Poets »
The 2021 Fellow receives
- $5000 poetic stipend “no strings”
- $1000 commission to create a suite of poems inspired by an existing Red Room Poetry project
- A two-week residency at Bundanon Trust with local workshops (Monday 12 July – Monday 25 July 2021)
- Travel assistance
- Opportunity to film or present a public address during the year-long Fellowship
The Judges 2021
Discover the Fellowship
- See Fellowship 2021
- See Fellowship 2020
- See Fellowship 2019
- See Fellowship 2018
- See Fellowship 2017
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While this Fellowship is currently only open to previously commissioned Red Room Poets, we're always looking for new voices for upcoming poetic projects. If you're interested in a Red Room Poetry commission, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV, a suite of your best poems, as well as the kind of projects in which you are interested.