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Shadow catchers

Join the Shadow catchers poets on stage at AGNSW

We're excited to offer one poet the chance to perform on stage with five celebrated poets as part of the Shadow catchers photographic exhibition launching at the Art Gallery NSW.

To enter, send us your original ekphrastic poem in response to Olive Cotton's 'The photographer's shadow' by 20 March. The winner will receive a poem commission, return flights and one night of accommodation in Sydney for the performance. 

The Shadow catchers exhibition is free and runs from Saturday 22 February – Sunday 17 May 2020.

Enter the competition

Poetry Object

A new universe of Poetry Object is coming!

Red Room Poetry is excited to be partnering with Copyright Agency to bring you this regeneration of Poetry Object in 2020 and beyond.

Red Room Poetry Object is Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people and their teachers. Poetry Object ignites imaginations by inviting poems inspired by treasured, curious, everydayextraordinary, interplanetary, or talismanic objects.

Discover Poetry Object

Red Room Poetry Fellowship

Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2020 closes 9 March

Poets who have previously been commissioned by us are warmly invited to apply for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, the Fellowship, valued at $10,000, was established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic community,

Closes Monday 9 March 2020. 

Apply here