2015 Perth Poetry Festival

August 13 – 16

A four-day celebration of spoken word centred on the Northbridge Piazza Community Centre and other local venues featuring poetry readings, workshops, discussion sessions, poetry slam, etc., with guest poets: Angelina Bong (Malaysia), Mark Reid (NSW), Jan Owen (SA), Pierre Van Osselaer (Vic) and WA poets Peter Jeffrey, Laura Stocker, Chuckie and Alexis Lateef.

Details soon.

2015 WAPI Song Lyric Contest

As part of the 2015 Perth Poetry Festival WAPI is extending an open invitation to all songwriters to submit entries to the 2015 WAPI Song Lyric Contest.

First prize is $200 cash

The deadline for entries is midnight Western Australian time, Sunday 12th July 2015

The entry fee is $6 per song (only lyrics required for contest).

There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted but each entry must be accompanied by an entry form and payment (a group payment may be made for multiple entries).

Details and Entry Form click here

Regime 05

Regime-05-Cover-Image-CATALOGUEAnnouncing with pleasure Regime 05, The Poetry Issue, which has been edited by renowned poet and Regime Contributing Editor Andrew Burke.

Regime is proud to present a collection of the best contemporary poetry and poets currently at work in the world. In this latest issue of Regime, you will find new work from Andrew Taylor, Andy Jackson, Annamaria Weldon, Jill Jones, Judith Rodriguez, Geoff Page, Amanda Joy and Andrew Lansdown.

Regime 05, the Poetry Issue, boasts 111 poems from the best poets writing today. At $25 a copy (including shipping within Australia), the value is outstanding.

Shipping Date: 27 March 2015 to order your copy visit; http://www.regimebooks.com.au/regime-05-magazine-of-new-writing/

Poetry d’Amour 2015

2015 Cover RedThe Poetry d’Amour 2015 program was officially launched
with the announcement of the prize and award recipients
of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest
at Mattie Furphy House on Tuesday 25th November.



For winners of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest click here

To buy copies of the Poetry d’Amour 2015 Anthology click here

For the Poetry d’Amour 2015 Program and ticketing information click here

For Poetry d’Amour 2015 Workshops click here and scroll down

For Biographies of the guest performers click here

City of Mandurah Libraries and Green House Realty Mandurah Poetry d’Amour Contest. For more information click here. To download an entry form, click on the following link:  Poetry d’Amour Mandurah 2015 Poetry Competition Entry Form

Poetry d’Amour is sponsored and supported by:

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2015 Poetry d’Amour Anthology & Program Launch

4From 6.30pm, Tuesday 25th November 2014 at Mattie Furphy House, Swanbourne and from 6pm, Wednesday 26th November 2014 at Falcon eLibrary, Falcon.

Presentation of prizes and awards for the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest by judge and anthology selector, Nandi Chinna, with readings from prize winners and announcement of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour program.

Copies of the 2015 Poetry d’Amour Anthology will be available for sale at the reduced price of $15 for 2015 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest entrants, normal price: $20.

Also available, early-bird ticket sales for:
Poetry d’Amour 2015 in Perth and Mandurah on 14th February 2015

Workshops and Discussions with guest poets 14th & 15th February 2015 in Mandurah and Perth.

Visa and Mastercard accepted

Primo Lux Launch

A cordial invitation is exteneded to all interested persons to attend the launch of Primo Lux 2014 featuring the best of WA’s secondary school poets. The launch will be at Clancy’s Fish Bar, Cantonment St. Fremantle on October 20th commencing at 6.30pm.

2014 Perth Poetry Festival

Perth Poetry Festival_credit Gary De Piazzi

Thursday August 14th – Sunday August 17th

Venue: Northbridge Piazza Community Centre, upstairs cnr James & Lake St

Guest Poets: Tony Curtis (Ireland), Judith Beveridge (NSW), Jeltje Fanoy (Vic) and local poets Liana Joy Christensen, Renee Pettitt-Schipp, Neil J (Brillo) Pattinson and Christine Della Vedova with special guest appearance by John Kinsella for one night only.

Details here: 2014 Perth Poetry Festival Details