Gayelene Carbis @ Cherry Poets

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

After a couple of false starts (ah life, it gets in the way of poetry gigs sometimes) we are very happy to announce that Gayelene Carbis is our feature at Cherry Poets this week. She's one of our best and you are definitely in for a treat! And of course there will be open mic […]


Poets’ Corner presents: Alan Pentland

The Flinders Golf Club Bass St, Flinders, VIC

Alan Pentland features at Poets' Corner's first gathering at our new home of The Flinders Golf Club. Alan was a poet / architect / cabaret artist / comedian / tv performer / technical writer and corporate “communications expert”. He ran Melbourne’s first stand up club, Le Joke, was a key player in the multi-Logie, tv […]


Mother Tongue MAY 2023 feat: Waffle Irongirl – IRL & Online

The Coracle The Coracle, 85 Gillies St, Fairfield VIC, Fairfield

Mother Tongue -Supporting the rise of women's voices for over 10 YEARS! We’re Super Excited to be back IN PERSON and online, ready for May 2023- Featuring WAFFLE IRONGIRL! Artist Bio: Es Foong is a poet living in Naarm (Melbourne). She wants you to know that you are a wild, precious and unique expression of […]


Sean Whelan @ Cherry Poets

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

This weekend we have Sean Whelan at the Cherry Poets. He's a fabulous poet and we think you should all come! Plus: there's open mic, there's food, there's company, and there's beer! UPDATE: Hey, here's some more about the Famous Mr Whelan! ABOUT THE FEATURE:Sean M Whelan is a poet, playwright, DJ and podcaster. His […]

Perc.U.Lations ft. Vasilka, Laura & Mary

Kafe on Hemmings, Dandenong 86 Hemmings St, Dandenong

Our Feature for the 13th of May will be the formidable trio of all @Vasilka Pateras, @Laura Brinson and @Mary Chydiriotis! Inspired by her Macedonian roots and Naarm home, Vasilka Pateras has wonderful poetry to share at Radio Laria’s launch on Wednesday 6th April (Open Studio, Northcote). Vasilka lives in Naarm (Melbourne) and is a […]


La Mama Poetica May 2023

La Mama Courthouse Theatre 349 Drummond St, Carlton

La Mama Poetica May 2023 presents award-winning poet and writer Tony Birch, who will read from the tender and radical ‘Whisper Songs’. We bring you Linda Adair from the Blue Mountains in NSW, with her poetry of resistance and the climate crisis. Sam Morley, emerging Australian/Filipino poet and the author of ‘Earshot’, will be sharing […]


Poetry from Agitation Hill ft. Bruce Oakman

Castlemaine Uniting Church 24 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, VIC

Poetry on the Line from Agitation Hill presents B N (Bruce) Oakman. Zoom room opens by 5.45pm. Bruce will read for 20 minutes, followed by a QnA then an encore. Friday 19 May 6-7pm. Zoom room opens by 5.45pm on the night. Please see Bruce's bio lately posted. Join us for a great night on […]


Wordcraft Spoken Word – feat. Matcho

The Fitzroy Art Collective 66 Cecil Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Join Wordcraft Spoken Word feat. Matcha Makata! With 10 slot open mic, BYO, local poetry and community. You're in for a night of magic! Tickets here: Wordcraft is a space for celebrating our stories raw and in process. On the spoken word stage, all stories, all writing, all stages of your experience are waiting […]


Ilya Shambat @ Cherry Poets (12pm to 2.30pm)

Cherry Tree Hotel 53 Balmain St, Cremorne

UPDATE: It's a one-time only kinda thing... this Saturday the Cherry Poets gig will be from 12-2.30pm, owing to a high number of back room dinner bookings and band shenanigans. It's good to see the friendly old faces! Regulars from our days as the Dan Poets may well recall Ilya Shambat, a fiery Russian poet […]


Slamalamadingdong! FEAT. JAG

Brunswick Ballroom 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC

Back on a premiere stage and in our new home, the Brunswick Ballroom Slama is a space where we celebrate intersectional community and encourage Artists to bring their absolute best work to the stage. In MAY we will be featuring the incomparable, fresh and emerging poet and interdisciplinary Artist known as JAG. WHO IS JAG? […]


Poetryspective #110 Tim Loveday & Fee Sievers Darren Hanlon retrospective experience!

Pride of Our Footscray Nightclub & Bar Lvl 1, 88 Hopkins Street, Footscray

Poetry/spoken word- world of poetry, a spoken world, words of worlds, worlds of words! Poetryspective #110Featuring Tim LovedayPlusFee Sievers- Darren Hanlon retrospective experience! Plus open section, Lucky Dip and all that good stuff.Poetryspective MC Lish Readers in the open section are encouraged to read other poetry as well as their own workings.

Thin Red Lines – 31 May

Brunswick Artist's Bar 316 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC

Thin Red Lines is a quarterly poetry event in Naarm (Melbourne), curated by Thabani Tshuma and Georgia Kartas.TRL creates space for poets and multidisciplinary artists to share their work, and challenge the parameters of performance. Featuring four artists at each show, it is an opportunity for audiences to access and experience a curated poetry program. […]