2017 Perth Poetry Festival

11 – 20th August.

Featuring 2 international (Luis Francia, U.S.A. and Lydia Lockett, Canada), 2 national (Susan Fealy, Vic. and Andy Jackson, Vic.) and 4 local poets (Dennis Haskell, Mags Webster, Matt Norman and Luka Buchanan) in a variety of events from readings to panel discussions and workshops supported by guest musician, Tim Gallagher.

Festival Program click here

Guest poets biographies  click here

Festival Workshops click here

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The 2017 Perth Poetry Festival is part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season and is supported by:


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Ros Spencer Poetry Prize

An open themed poetry contest open to all poets.

First Prize    $701

Second Prize   $299


            2 x Highly Commended Awards

            2 x Commended Awards

Contest is closed for judging.

Prize winners will be announced at the closing event of the 2017 Perth Poetry Festival from 7pm on Sunday 20th August at the Northbridge Community Room, corner James & Lake Sts., Perth.

Poetry d’Amour Love Poetry Contest

A poetry contest with the theme of love, open to all poets in all countries.

First Prize: $500

Runner Up: $200


2 x Highly Commended Certificates

2 x Commended Certificates


This contest is closed for judging


Winners will be announced at a special event on 14th November 2017, coinciding with the launch of the 2017 Poetry d’Amour Anthology.


Details to follow.