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2020’s outbreak of COVID-19 has meant many of us have been forced into an extended period of being ‘at home’. Well-Known Corners asks a group of international and Australian poets to respond to this concept of ‘home’ during this time. Is it a period of mourning, of endurance, of restraint? Or is it a chance to chart the familiar, the forgotten – to re-establish connections with the self and others in our immediate circle? Are there routines to follow, objects to ponder, new discoveries to be made?


Through the rest of 2020, we'll be posting videos of the poets' responses.

Do you have a poem on the theme of 'home'?  

Hit the button below to find out more and to submit your poem

Facilitated by poets Owen Bullock, Subhash Jaireth, Melinda Smith and Lucy Alexander, each workshop is scheduled to run over the course of a week.


All workshops are free of charge - limited to 20 participants each

all 2020 Poetry on the Move poetry workshops will be run completely online

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A new series of the Poetry on the Move podcast features panels and discussions from past and present Poetry on the Move festivals.

Now in it's fifth year, Poetry on the Move is a podcast on contemporary poetry and poetics from IPSI, the International Poetry Studies Institute. It includes interviews and readings of contemporary poetry and panel discussions from the Poetry on the Move Festival.

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