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"Poetry lets us dig into something, find a place

inside it, with words. It’s a way of expressing the

profound in the everyday, witnessing it, sharing it."

~ Tara Moss & Berndt Sellheim #PoetryAmbassadors

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 previous programs below, hit subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be part of the action!

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