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If everything is a poem,
how do we even know
what other things are?

~ Vidya Rajan from 'What Is Poem'

If everything is a poem,
how do we even know
what other things are?

~ Vidya Rajan from 'What Is Poem'

Line Break weekly online show for all-things Poetry Month

Curious about what's going down in August? Let Anne-Marie Te Whiu and David Stavanger be your guides through the inaugural Poetry Month with this weekly online poetry show designed to keep you in the loop!

Tune in weekly on Tuesdays during August to catch previews from feature poets, publishers, spoken word artists, and musicians; and regular segments including:

  • What is Poem with Vidya Rajan
  • Book Brief short poetic reviews
  • 5 Minutes With… an Australian poetry publisher and giveaways

How to tune in

Get your poetry mainlined each Tuesday at 7pm AEST on 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August
Live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube

Line Break features the likes of Declan Fry, Eleanor Jackson, Grace Lucas-Pennington, Winnie Dunn, and Dženana Vucic (Book Briefs); Sista Zai Zanda, Dan Hogan, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Danny Silva Soberano, Loki Liddle, and Candy Royalle/Sara Saleh (Spoken Word); Tom Hogan, Emily Lubitz, Hope One, and Tom Cooney (Music); and readings by Elfie Shiosaki, Hassan Al Nawwab, Emily Sun, Ella O’Keefe, Lucy Van, Em Konig, Toby Fitch, Eunice Andrada, Jennifer Compton, Damen O’Brien, Jerzy Beaumont and more.

Want to see what else is on during Poetry Month? Our Calendar is your one-stop-shop for all things happening in August, from our signature initiatives to community-led events.


What Is Poem with Vidya Rajan 
First episode of 'What Is Poem', an original commissioned series by poet and comedian Vidya Rajan that takes a fresh look at poetry through a satirical lens.

Five Minutes With Aviva Tuffield
Spend five minutes speaking with various Australian publishers to talk about their new releases and answer some questions about poetry today in print and beyond. First up is UQP's Aviva Tuffield!

Partners and Supporters

Poetry Month is proudly supported by the Oranges & Sardines Foundation and other generous partners.

  • Australian Council of the Arts

  • Cordite Publishing INC

  • FP DoubleLine