POETRY IN MELBOURNE has a rich history. Any day of the week there are venues that promote poetry to a range of audiences. There is a generosity of spirit from conveners that host poetry events. Some readings have run for over 20 years. For a poet living in Melbourne, there is a plethora of places to hear poetry. If you are a visitor to Melbourne, you could wander into the historic Nicholas Building to find Collected Works - an entire bookshop specializing in Australian and international poetry books.
PHOTOS: I have taken many photographs of poets over the years and here are some snapshots that reveal the variety. I have chosen images that 'speak' of Melbourne's poetry history through location, event or through its faces.
Journals or Organisations that Publish Australian Poetry
Australian Poetry Org http://www.australianpoetry.org/
Mascara Literary Review http://mascarareview.com/
Tincture Journal http://tincture-journal.com/
Writ Poetry Review http://www.writreview.com.au/