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Robert Adamson was born on 17 May 1943 and has lived near the Hawksberry River for most of his life. A series of juvenile misdemeanours resulted in him being sent ...

Adam Aitken is a professional poet, memoirist, academic and editor (with Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill) of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher & Wattmann 2013).

Born in London in 1960 ...

Lyrikline.org Collaboration

The Red Room Company has recently established a partnership with the German-based poetry platform lyrikline.org

We will be seeking suites of poems from poets under 35 to publish on their site. But also, we are looking for poets who can translate poetry from other languages into English. If that's you, please get in touch. 

If you're a Red Room poet and would like to update your poet profile, please email Joel.

Jordie Albiston is the author of six poetry collections, and works as an editor, manuscript assessor, proofreader and mentor. Two of her books (Botany Bay Document - retitled Dreaming Transportation - and ...

Kaye Aldenhoven is an Australian poet and teacher. 

In 1971 Kaye Aldenhoven moved from South Australia to Umbakumba on Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory. She then lived and taught at Yuendumu ...

Ali Alizadeh was born in 1976 in Tehran, the capital of the then Kingdom of Iran, two years before the Iranian Revolution transformed the country into an Islamic Republic. He ...

Richard James Allen was born in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1960. He spent the first four years of his life in Vietnam and the next six in Japan. On ...

Elizabeth Allen's poetry has been published in several Australian literary journals and magazines including HEAT, HermesHobo and Southerly. A chapbook of her poetry, Forgetful Hands, was published by ...

Cathy Altmann is a Melbourne poet, teacher and musician who believes poetry is for everyone. Her poetry has been published on Melbourne’s trains and in numerous journals and anthologies ...

Ivy Alvarez is the author of Mortal (Red Morning Press, 2006), and Disturbance (Seren Books, 2013), which was written with the support of Literature Wales and the Australia Council for ...

Sarah Attfield is a Sydney poet whose work has been published and performed widely in Australia (her first collection of poetry, Hope in Hell was published in 2000). She has ...

Emily Ballou is an Australian poet, novelist and screenwriter, currently residing in the UK.  In 1996, she was a recipient of the AFC’s New Screenwriters Scheme for her first ...

Lisa Marie Basile comes from the bloodline of Giambattista Basile, the fairy-tale writer.  She has received her MFA from The New School. She is the author of Andalucia (Brothel Books ...

Luke Beesley was born in Brisbane and is a poet, artist and musician, and has an M.Phil in Creative Writing from the University of Queensland.

Luke's first book ...

Dr. Tamryn Bennett is The Red Room Company's Education Manager. She has a PhD in Literature from the University of New South Wales where she also teaches Creative Writing ...


Judith Beveridge is one of Australia’s most highly regarded poets. She had completed a Bachelor of the Arts at UTS, and has worked in libraries, teaching, as a researcher ...

Craig Billingham migrated to Australia in 1987. His poems have appeared in journals such as Famous Reporter, Snorkel, Going Down Swinging, Meanjin, HEAT, and Antipodes, and a first collection, Storytelling ...

Judith Bishop is a poet, amateur translator and professional linguist. She has studied and traveled extensively, earning an MPhil. in French Literature from Cambridge University, a Masters of Fine Arts ...