'Poetry changes lives. In Australia, we have been slow to acknowledge or champion this fact: we have no poet laureate, and rarely is poetry publicly celebrated, even by those who otherwise champion the arts. A national poetry month is long overdue.'

~ Sarah Holland-Batt

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We will make them together of grasses and winds
We find along the river of time, made of smooth stone
~ Joy Harjo and Ali Cobby Eckermann from 'Story Tree'

Poetry Month (1–31 August) returns in 2022 to celebrate Australian poetry, poets and publishers.

Launched in 2021 by Red Room Poetry, Poetry Month aims to increase access, awareness and visibility of poetry in all its forms and for all audiences. This year, Poetry Month (1-31 August) features a blazing line-up of poetic celebrations, events and showcases in every state and territory as well as a host of ways to get involved. From daily poems and writing prompts to online workshops, prizes and residencies, there's a poem to fit everyone – from seasoned poetry lovers to the unversed.

Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to meet our new Poetry Ambassadors and explore the program launches. Plus, if you're keen to promote your own poetry event in August, the Poetry Month Calendar will return again this year to highlight what's happening in the world of poetry.

Discover Poetry Month 2021

Get in touch

Poetry Month is constantly evolving. If you’d like to contact us in regards to possible partnerships or sponsorship – or how your organisation can be involved, please email us at poetrymonth@redroompoetry.org

Partners and Supporters

Poetry Month is proudly supported by Red Room Poetry's Commissioning Circle and our generous partners