Celebrate Poetry

March 21, 2022

World Poetry Day, which falls on 21 March, celebrates the humble poem – whether read, written or spoken – as a unique and powerful mode of expression. Poetry has the power to capture and transform audiences in many different ways through the imaginative use of words and language, phonetics, punctuation, design and more.

This World Poetry Day, take some time to explore some of the many wonderful Australian and international poets published in a wide range of poetry journals and books.

Copyright Agency’s Reading Australia features curriculum-linked and freely-available resources for Australian teachers on Australian poetry. Among the newest resources are Limelight by Solli Raphael; The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot; Burning Rice by Eileen Chong; Inside My Mother by Ali Cobby Eckermann; and Sun Music by Judith Beveridge.

In 2022 we are delighted to see poetry included on the 2022 Stella Prize Longlist! Why not check out these longlisted books of poetry:

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund supports many poetry organisations and new poetry projects:

Southerly Magazine‘s Writing Through Fences (guest edited by writer-activists Hani Abdile, Behrouz Boochani, Janet Galbraith and Omid Tofighian) presents a timely range of new refugee writing published in Australia. Book now to join this event in person or online.

Finally, to physically engage with poetry, consider entering the Australian Poetry Slam. Sign up for your local slam heat so you’re up to date when they open across Australia in 2022.

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