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'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

August is Poetry Month - a national celebration of 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. Each year, Poetry Month (1-31 August) features a blazing line-up of poetic celebrations, events and showcases for every state and territory to get involved in.

With a host of opportunities and activations to get involved with, there's a poem to fit everyone – from seasoned poetry lovers to the unversed. Check out our previous programs below, and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about Poetry Month program updates.

Past Poetry Month Programs

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