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(27 May – 3 June), we’re pleased to open applications to the 2018 the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize for an Unpublished Poem.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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Vital Signs Poetry Competition

In collaboration with Red Room Poetry and Brisbane City Council, Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) are running a poetry bridge projection competition within our QPF2018 festival theme. The 2018 Queensland Poetry Festival theme is “Vital Signs”. Sessions at this year’s festival will explore health and healing in the context of poetry and storytelling. The winning poet

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Contemporary poetry voices at Riverbend Books

  Join Queensland Poetry Festival on Tuesday 29th May at 6.30pm, at Riverbend Books, and be inspired by readings from four outstanding contemporary Australian poets.  Our regular poetry salon features diverse poetic voices from Queensland and further afield. May’s featured poets include Mindy Gill, Pascalle Burton, Philip Neilsen & Alison Croggon  Tickets are now on sale via Riverbend Books Book early

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2018 Queensland Poetry Awards to Open

Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Queensland Poetry Awards and Prizes. Awards opening Friday 11 May 2018 include the suite of prestigious Arts Queensland Poetry Awards and the Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award. On 28 May Australia’s first open-age Indigenous Poetry Prize, the Ooodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize opens. QPF will accept online

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