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Poetry Object

Who's on the Poetry Object shortlist 2019?

We're excited to finally reveal the Poetry Object shortlist for 2019! From over 2350 submissions, we’re thrilled to share with you this shortlist of 51 outstanding poems. Congratulations to all poets!

Winners will be announced 28 November.

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Extinction Elegies

Saving endangered species through poetry

In awareness of Australia’s 300+ threatened animals and plants, we invite you to write a poem about an endangered Australian animal or plant. For every poem we receive, we’ll give $1 to Rewilding Australia to help save our quolls, devils and dingoes. Send your poem to

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The Year of Indigenous Languages

Celebrating Poetry in First Languages

Help us keep First Nations languages alive through workshops that connect First Nations poets, Elders, Languages Custodians and young people to create poetry. Donate to Poetry in First Languages via our support us page.

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