Celebrating 20 Years of Red Room Poetry throughout August

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.

In 2023, the National Poetry Month Gala returned to celebrate 20 years of Red Room Poetry (including the release of our anthology A Line in the Sand) amongst a raft of exciting new commissions, fresh ambassadors, state and territory showcases (including the first in Byron and Darwin).

The 2023 also featured a range of accessible online events and live streams, workshops by international guest poets, residency call outs, writing prompts via our daily #30in30 comp, poetic installations, and our community calendar.

Check out some of the 2023 program and commissions below!

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