August is Poetry Month - a national celebration of Australian poetry

Launched in 2021 by Red Room Poetry, Poetry Month (1-31 August) aims to increase access, awareness and visibility of poetry in all its forms and for all audiences.

The full 2024 Program will launch in July, and once more include an exciting array of opportunities to listen, read, write, watch, learn about and engage with contemporary Australian poetry of all kinds. Join us across the month with daily writing commissions and prompts, events live and online and workshops for poets at all stages.

Check out our first event announcements below, hit subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be part of the action!

Submit your event to the Poetry Month Calendar

In recognition of the incredible range of poetic voices, communities and curators across the continent, we're asking you to be part of the program! The Poetry Month Calendar warmly invites all Australian arts organisations and community groups to submit their August events for possible inclusion in the Calendar.

Please note our eight $500 micro-grants have now been allocated to recipients across the continent. Check out the list of recipients here. However, you are still welcome to submit your event/s below!

Explore Past Programs

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    Poetry Month 2023

    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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    Poetry Month 2022

    Poetry Month aims to increase the profile of Australian poetry and poets.
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    Poetry Month 2021

    Check out the inaugural Poetry Month program

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 made possible with the support of Mr Bret Walker AO SC, and our generous partners.

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