2016 Poetry d’Amour Summer of Love


“Light of my heart” Beba Hall

Saturday 19 November 2016 from 7pm (doors 6pm)
Japanese Gardens, Perth Zoo, Labouchere Rd, South Perth

An evening of love poetry under the stars featuring some of Perth’s best spoken word artists and winners of the 2016 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest and the South Perth Libraries Poetry Contest. For details click here.

Included in the evening is the launch of the 2016 Poetry d”Amour Anthology which will be available for sale at the special launch price of $20 ($15 for contributing poets).


$15  Regular Entry
$10  WAPI members & Concession

To purchase tickets, click on the following link (a booking fee applies): https://www.trybooking.com/NLVV

Unable to attend the launch? You can place an order for copies of the 2016 Poetry d’Amour Anthology by clicking here

Poetry d’Amour 2016 is supported by:

CoSP Logo RGB   Beba Hall     Claire bates


2016 Perth Poetry Festival

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5 – 14th August

A celebration of spoken word featuring national poets Kevin Brophy, Matt Hetherington, Robbie Coburn and local poets Jennifer Kornberger, Horst Kornberger, Josephine Clarke, Jakob Boyd and Alex Biddle with many opportunities for participation.

Limited door sales at all events

Download a one page version of all Festival events; 2016 Program

For program of readings and performances click here

For biographies of guest poets click here

For Festival workshops click here

To purchase tickets for workshops click here

To purchase tickets for select readings and performances click here

Follow the  Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wapoetsinc/

Follow the Festival on Twitter ‪#‎PPF2106‬.

The 2016 Perth Poetry Festival is part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Festival 2016 and supported by:2016 Logos long

Ros Spencer Poetry Prize 2016

A new poetry contest from WA Poets Inc. for original and unpublished poems of up to 60 lines with an open theme.

First Prize $500

This Contest is closed for judging.

Award winners will be announced as part of the Perth Poetry Festival Event, 7pm on Sunday 14th Aug. at The Northbridge Community Room.


2016 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

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$600 in cash plus other prizes for selected awards

  • Top ranking and selected poems published in the anthology Poetry d’Amour 2016
  • Winners in the Open and Regional categories will have the opportunity to 
perform their winning entry at the launch of the anthology at the Japanese Garden, Perth Zoo on 19 November 2016*

Additional prize categories include:

  • An incentive award for entries from people under 21 years old
  • Remote and Regional WA Award for entries from people living in remote and regional Western Australia

This contest is closed for judging

Winners will be announced at the launch of the anthology Poetry d’Amour 2016 on 19 November 2016 and posted on the web as soon as possible afterwards.

Poetry d’Amour Workshops

4Unfortunately these workshops have been cancelled

A series of workshops designed to facilitate the best love poetry we can produce.

WEEK 1: Saturday April 30, 10 am – 12:30 pm. Dr Neil Preston

The Psychology of Romantic Love: in defence of the madness of falling in and out of love Part 1: The Love Potion and the Sword of Eros

WEEK 2: Saturday May 7th 10-12:30. Amanda Joy

Love in Bright Landscapes: Rewilding Your Words


World Poetry Day

When: March 21, 2016, 7.30am-8.30am

Where: Murray Street and Hay Street Malls

With the aim of connecting people through the gift of poetry, school kids, workers and shoppers in the CBD will be given a hand-written haiku attached to a fresh flower created specially for the occasion by West Australian poets in collaboration with volunteers from the Centre for Stories,

City of Perth is proudly supporting the World Poetry Day celebration and local artist and floral lover, Alina Tang, has designed a card specifically for the poetry inscription.

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Love Poetry under the Stars

4Valentine’s Day, 7 – 9.30 pm. Sunday 14th February

WA Poets and Poetry d’Amour have another exciting program of love poems and music on Valentine’s Day for you.

This year we will evoke the world’s best poetic voices live on stage with MC Karen Tighe and local poets Dennis Haskell, Amanda Joy, Kate Wilson, Jaya Penelope, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Laundry Man (aka Jacob Boyd), Veronica Lake, Tineke Van der Eecken, Gary De Piazzi. and others. Guest musician is Steve Tallis.

Bring a picnic and join us at the Amphitheatre behind Mattie Furphy House, Claire Copse. Swanbourne. BYO picnic,  drinks, rug & cushions (limited seating available). Door opens 6.30pm.

Entry: $15 (WAPI Members/Concession $10) at the door OR

for credit card bookings click here (a booking fee applies)