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Poetry Month Gala [Melbourne]

Poetry Month Gala [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Wednesday August 4, 2021 - 5:30 PM


The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000



Linda D'Ornay & Glenda Judd

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

Rita Dove once said that ‘poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.’

This August, we’re all about powerful poetry. In honour of Red Room Poetry’s inaugural Poetry Month, we’re celebrating with a showcase highlighting some of Australia’s – and the world’s – finest wordsmiths. We’ll also be sharing newly commissioned works, including the creative fruits of Fair Trade, an international First Nations poetic exchange between international and Australian First Nations poets. The event will also see the debut of a new poem by 2021 Poetry Ambassador and Australian of the Year, Grace Tame.

Discover new work from emerging and established poets including Tony Birch and Simon Ortiz, Evelyn Araluen, Maxine Beneba Clarke, PiO, Walter Kadiki, Thuy On, Vidya Rajan, Grace Tame,