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30in30 daily poetry commissions

Every day across Poetry Month, 30in30 delivers new original poetry, reflections and writing prompts from some of the country’s leading poets, authors, and spoken word artists.

30in30 is the centrepiece of Poetry Month in regards to new work from across the continent and in 2023 featured original commissions from our Poetry Ambassadors, our Red Room Poetry Fellow Charmaine Papertalk Green, 2023 Emerging Poets in Residence Lulu Houdini and Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, poetic duets from Tara Moss with Berndt Sellheim, Emily Zoey Baker with Marieke Hardy, and Rebecca Shaw with Freya Daly Sadgrove, plus new lines from poets Andy Jackson, Sara Saleh, Bob Brown, Shastra Deo, Melanie Mununggurr, Mark Mordue, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, New Zealand Poet Laureate Chris Tse, previously unpublished poetry from Dorothy Porter and more.

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#30in30 Writing Competition

30 chances to win a daily book prize with 3 lines!

Running 1-31 August, we'll be releasing a new daily writing prompt created by one of our 30in30 commissioned artists. To view the daily prompt, follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Winners will be announced daily and each will receive a poetry collection from this year's #30in30 project partner, Readings, plus three lucky poets from across the month will receive paid publication.

30in30 Writing Prompts

Want to have a go at responding to the #30in30 writing prompts now that Poetry Month is over? You find all writing prompts commissioned for Poetry Month 2023 in this round-up post on our blog.