Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2020
a clavicle or collar bone, a circle of wrist the darkness penetrates.
We laugh carelessly, under a panoply with the stars, on parole,
~ ‘Augury’ by Michelle Cahill
The Red Room Poetry Fellowship recognises the achievements and artistic goals of contemporary Australian poets. The Fellowship was established to foster poetic and professional development of an individual within the wider poetic community.
Valued at $10,000, this opportunity encourages poets to undertake an intensive period of creative development involving a range of commissions, residency, recordings and publication outcomes. Previous recipients of the Red Room Poetry Fellowship: Ali Cobby Eckermann (2017), the late Candy Royalle (2018) and Jeanine Leane (2019).
Featuring a suite of 10 poems, Michelle's Fellowship project is a poetic reflection and resistance to the impact of colonialism, species hierarchy and climate emergencies following the Australian bush fires and extending her work within Extinction Elegies.
Poemsin the quarantine , Saturday, East Gippsland , ideally, living arrangements , Later, dusk , Augury , Walking in the Pilliga , Thirteen ways of dreaming the Glossy Black Cockatoo , Le deuil, …. or what the Spinifex tells Orpheus , Anthropocene Days , Green Cape
The Shortlisted Poets
- Gloria Demillo
- Luke Fischer
- Toby Fitch
- Zenobia Frost
- Jill Jones
- Scott-Patrick Mitchell
- Nicole Smede
- Mark Tredinnick
- Jessica L Wilkinson
The Fellowship 2021
Applications for the Red Room Poetry Fellowship 2021 are now open! Previously-commissioned Red Room Poetry poets are warmly invited to apply >
Discover past years
- See Fellowship 2019
- See Fellowship 2018
- See Fellowship 2017
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While this Fellowship is currently only open to previously commissioned Red Room Poets, we're always looking for new voices for upcoming poetic projects. If you're interested in a Red Room Poetry commission, email email@example.com with a copy of your CV, a suite of your best poems, as well as the kind of projects in which you are interested.