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All the letters should get attention
No matter where they are in the word

~ Yassmin Abdel-Magied from 'There’s so much I could write poetry about'

All the letters should get attention
No matter where they are in the word

~ Yassmin Abdel-Magied from 'There’s so much I could write poetry about'

Poetry Ambassadors representing the form

Every art form needs its champions. We've invited eight of the nation's favourite public figures with a deep love of poetry to join our quest to bring poetry to the people during Poetry Month as our first ever Poetry Ambassadors.

First up, we're thrilled to welcome science commentator and author Dr Karl, writer and award-winning social advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied, and 2021 Australian of the Year, Grace Tame.

Throughout August, our eight Poetry Ambassadors will delight us with an original commissioned poem of their own and video readings, published as part of 30in30. They'll also keep us entertained with news on their socials during Poetry Month. So hit 'follow' and stay tuned!

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.

Supporters and Partners

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