A national celebration of poetry’s diversity

A month of readings, events and workshops takes off in August to showcase diverse poetic talents and the breadth of the genre.

Returning for its second iteration, Poetry Month, held each year in August and produced by Red Room Poetry, is a celebration of Australian poets and the diversity of poetry across the nation.

It continues with the 30in30 program, consisting of a specially commissioned poem released and performed each day in August from 30 different contributors. The National Poetry Gala will also make its debut in Sydney while curated poetry events are planned in every state and territory.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She was the books editor of The Big issue for 8 years. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). Her next collection, Decadence, was published in July 2022, also by UWAP. Twitter: @thuy_on