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my body is crucifix now
and though rigid against the clay
only my handprint remains

~ from ‘Second Valley’ by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Red Room Poetry Fellow 2017


This is the application for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2018.

Before applying, please read the full terms and conditions. You can download them here as a .pdf


To apply

Complete the application form below, attach your CV, three recent poems, high-resolution headshot with a short bio and a cover letter (1000 words max) addressing the following criteria:

  • Show potential for this grant to benefit your creative development and advance a previous poetic project or consequent work
  • Provide a proposal detailing how your commissioned works will respond to a Red Room project (include project feasibility within the timeframe and budget)
  • Availability to attend a two-week residency at Bundanon Trust (18 June – 6 July 2018)
  • Willingness and experience to deliver 3 x poetic workshops
  • Preparedness to record, publish and speak publicly about your poetry and creative process


When attaching documents, please label your documents with your surname + the content:

  • SURNAME_SUPP (for any additional/supplementary documents)

Please direct enquiries to or call 02 9319 5090.

Application form