WA Poets Publishing, WAPP, is the formalised extension of the publishing that was originally conducted under WA Poets Inc. It has arisen as a natural progression for WA Poets Inc and due to the current reduced publishing opportunities for established poets. The Master Poets Series is WAPP’s first venture and will see the publication of eminent Western Australian poets in high quality, short run publications. These will be complemented with one–off publications as they eventuate.
WAPP will continue to publish anthologies previously published under the WAPI banner.
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2020 Poetry d’Amour Anthology
The metric of Love helped me determine the poet’s approach to the topic of this competition. How did their poem address love, was it overt or implied, did they make the personal universal, and vice versa? What new and interesting way did they explore their understanding of love in this world saturated with commercialised expressions of love, lust and romance?
Showcased in this anthology are Josephine Clarke, Fable Goldsmith. Ruari Jack Hughes, Taonga Sendama, Sunny Wignall and Colin Young. Each incredibly gifted poets in their own right but, as a collective, they capture a diversity of emerging West Australian poetics. Their poems explore family, diaspora, nature, history and queerness with such fresh perspective …
And Yet …
This is a collection of lyric poems of considerable variety exhibiting an unforced delight in language. It includes elegies, satires, love poems, comic works, and ekphrastic poems
Creatrix Anthology 3
This is the third Creatrix Anthology of poetry and haiku selected from the online journal Creatrix. The contributions come primarily from the members of WA Poets Incorporated (WAPI), the peak poetry body in Western Australia.