About wapoets

Development and Promotion of Poets and Poetry in Western Australia and globally.

2020 Ros Spencer Poetry Contest

CertificateStreet_BL_095 cropped HorizA poetry contest from WA Poets Inc. open to all poets for original and unpublished poems of up to 60 lines on any theme with the opportunity to be included in the anthology Brushstrokes (2020-21), to be published in 2021, and to win:

First Prize       $701

Second Prize      $299


2 x Highly Commended Awards

2 x Commended Awards




Conditions and an entry fee apply.


For details and the Entry Form, click here


This contest is proudly supported by Geoff Spencer and family

2020 Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

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As part of Poetry d’Amour 2020, submissions are sought for original, unpublished love poems for an opportunity to win:

First Prize: $500

Runner Up: $200

2 x Highly Commended Certificates**

2 x Commended Certificates**


Youth Incentive Award: $100

The deadline for entries is 31st May 2020 

For terms and conditions and the Entry Form click here

To read past winning entries click here

To purchase a copy of the 2019 Poetry d’Amour Anthology click here

WAPI Covid 19 Update

Dear WAPI members, colleagues and friends,

In order to protect our communities from the spread of Covid 19 we have suspended or cancelled the events we have programed for the next month.

(If you have booked a ticket for the Carolyn Abbs workshop, we will be in touch shortly to refund your ticket)

We are monitoring the situation as it develops and will continue to reassess this and update you on a regular basis.

In the meantime we are looking at other ways we can bring poetry to you and support poets in these extraordinary times. We will stay in touch via the newsletter, email and social media.

Please email us if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, and please keep writing. The world needs poetry now more than ever…

Take care,

WA Poets Inc

Poetry Editing

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Are you interested in joining a positive support group to edit and offer constructive criticism of your poetry?

WA Poets is running a Poetry Editing group, 10am-1pm on the second and last Wednesday of each month, from our office (Room 33, Level 2, Bon Marche Arcade. 80 Barrack St. Perth). Cost is $5 per session for WAPI members ($10 for non members). If interested, please click here and leave a message.