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the ancient ones –
dead but not gone – their blood flows through us – gawimarra us
listen – the dead speak all the time…

~ from ‘The Gatherers’ by Jeanine Leane, Red Room Poetry Fellow 2019


Announcing the Red Room Poetry Fellow for 2019

We’re delighted to announce Jeanine Leane as our 2019 Red Room Poetry Fellow. Jeanine’s proposal ‘Voicing the Unsettled Space: Rewriting the Colonial Mythscape’ deeply moved the judges and we’re grateful to support this essential ‘reappearing’ of voice through the resurfacing, and rising of poetic stories on Country. 

Read Jeanine's Statement and the Judging Notes

Special thanks to our judges, Luke Fischer and Gloria Demillo, and the generous individuals who support the Red Room Poetry Fellowship.


View the 2019 Fellowship shortlist

The Red Room Poetry Fellowship shortlist for 2019 is a luminous reflection of the calibre of creative individuals that we’ve worked with over the past 16 years.


About the project

The Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. Now in its third 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.

Applications are open only to poets previously commissioned by Red Room Poetry.
There is no cost to apply. 

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