if would be a terrific idea for you to become a member of Australian Poetry 😀

poetscornerHear Ye Poets!

Here is a message from AP


‘As you know, Australian Poetry is a non-profit charity organisation established to promote and support Australian poets and poetry.

We receive funding from the Australia Council and Arts Victoria to support our operations. Critically, however, that funding only goes part way to covering the costs of our ongoing programs. We are dependent upon the support of our members to keep operating.

Australian Poetry wishes to thank all of those who have sponsored, made a donation or contribution to the organisation. Without your generous financial contribution, Australian Poetry could not exist.

Unfortunately, the number of Australian Poetry financial members has recently dropped. As a national organisation, we are disappointed but not discouraged. We believe that there are many more Australians who care about poetry in this country, and we are asking them to come forward.

As the national body for poetry, Australian Poetry strives to work with existing poetry organisations to raise awareness of poetry in Australia and of Australian poetry internationally, showcase the place of poetry in Australian history and society, as well as to recognise, celebrate, and advocate for Australian poets and to promote poetry as an integral part of Australian life.

We cannot do this alone — we need your help.

Please consider supporting the organisation that supports poets by choosing to pledge a tax deductible donation to Australian Poetry when you join or renew your membership. Every contribution, no matter how small, assists us in our mission to encourage reading and writing poetry and to celebrate the diverse poetry cultures of Australia.’



19 thoughts on “If you are a poet and an Australian …

  1. Thanks GB, I’ll look into it.

    I went to the last haiku twice. The first time I wondered if you meant to write ‘rain lashing’ but as I am a bit reticent to criticise poetry on the grounds I feel very confused by most of it, I said nowt. However, now that you think I should join Australian Poetry, I am emboldened. J

    Cheers, Staff.

    1. I meant gashing Stafford – lashing would be a bit of a rain stereotype hahahaha 😀 If you could see the dry soil around here you would know exactly what I meant. Some of my haiku are bending the haiku rules quite a bit – I would never submit that one to a haiku journal for instance – haiku should not be metaphorical, but sometimes I just can’t help myself – all will become clear in a few days or weeks I’m afraid. Also because the haiku goes along with photo it could be considered a haiga – where the image and the words interact to create more than either alone.

  2. Thanks Gabrielle for the reminder. I used to be a member but let renewals slip by due to finances. I will check out memberships again as we need to support our Aussie poets and poetry. Have reblogged your post.

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