Meet our 2018 Poets-in-Residence

The Queensland Poetry Festival is thrilled to announce two 2018 poets-in-residence who, in keeping with festival tradition, will play key roles in the festival program. The 2018 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence is Yona Harvey (pictured above left), an award-winning African-American poet, literary artist and contributing writer to Marvel Comics’ best-selling Black Panther series, making her one of the first

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2018 Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize – Applications Open

To honour National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June), we’re pleased to open applications to the 2018 the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Poem. Born on Quandamooka (Stradbroke Island) in 1920, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (known until 1988 as Kath Walker) was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse, as

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My Heart, My Country – The Story Behind the 2018 Festival Design

  We believe that expressing our inner worlds through poetry and story is vital to our wellbeing. With that in mind, the 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival will explore health and healing in the context of poetry and storytelling. To help convey our vision for the 2018 Festival, we commissioned artist Riki Salam of We are 27, to

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