Fire hung on a nail makes a lamp,
two moons make a friend.
~ Eileen Chong, commissioned poet
Directly support the creation of groundbreaking new poetry and the future of Australian literature.
Commissioning Circle donors commit $1,000 or more towards the creation of new works. In 2021, we need support to deliver new poetic commissions and reach new audiences through:
- Fair Trade – award-winning Australian and international First Nations poets weaving collaborative poems about culture across skies and seas
- Middle of the Air – where poets will write lyrics and collaborate with musicians to create new compositions
- 30 poets x 30 days – thematic commissions spanning environment, mental health, science, sport, public spaces, marginalised, older and emerging voices for broadcast during Poetry Month.
Complete the below and join the Commissioning Circle today. You can also use this form to make a general donation under $1,000
The generous contributions of our Commissioning Circle donors will advance a best practice commissioning program ensuring professional payment for Australian poetry.