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21st March 2018

Red Room Poetry Fellowship - Shortlist Announced!

By Kristy Wan

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(L-R) LK Holt, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Jill Jones, Omar SakrGraeme Miles, Jeanine LeaneEmilie Zoey Baker, Candy Royalle, Zenobia Frost, Michael Farrell, Maria Takolander

Thanks to all of our poets who submitted Red Room Fellowship applications. Our selection panel have been inspired by the inventiveness of the proposals. While they continue their deliberations, we're pleased to share their shortlist!

The Fellow will be announced on 5 April 2018.


“The diversity of form shown in this shortlist is a great representation of Australian poetry and what the Red Room Fellowship is doing to support poets across styles, cultures and career stages. Some of Australia’s most experimental, engaging and hardworking poets are listed here and each of them is defining poetry on their own terms.”
~ Fellowship selection panel


The Shortlist




The Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. Now in its second year, the Fellowship was established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic community, encouraging poets to undertake an intensive period of creative development involving a range of commissions, residency, recordings and publication outcomes.

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EDIT 22 MARCH: Due to an error, Scott-Patrick Mitchell was omitted from the original published list. He is now included with the shortlist totalling 11 poets.