Poets in Harmony




WA Poets Inc. (WAPI) set up a marquee at Tomato Lake today. We had a lovely time there celebrating Harmony Day with many others. Thanks to all the poets who sent in their wonderful poems. Many were very moving and touching. Thanks also to the poets who showed up to celebrate with us. It was a pleasure.

Yes, I did run amok with Tammie and Maggie – we all ended up with stress cows (squeezy things) and I had a braid put in my hair (pleasing the inner child!). Tam also won a huge basket of goodies (health foods) from another stall.

Here are some photos of the WAPI marquee and the crowds attending the event, many who popped in to read the exhibited poetry.


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Thanks to everyone who sent in their poems.




Perth Poetry in the 1960s – Call Out!


John Lennon’s Doodles from The Daily Mail

Were you a poet based in Perth in the 1960s? Or, do you know anyone who was and is still alive to talk about it? I am currently researching the poetry scene in Perth from 1960 – 1970 as part of a supervised and approved independent studies unit at Edith Cowan University. My aim is to  interview poets of the era from Perth, regardless of where they live now. Interviews can be done in person or via email. For more information please contact me, wendybeach.author@gmail.com

Poets in Harmony Submissions Reminder. One Day to Go!!

Only one day left to get your poems on harmony in.
The City of Belmont Harmony Week Concert ( Sunday, 19 March from 3pm to 6pm at Tomato Lake, Kewdale) is a celebration and reflection of cultural diversity within the community. It aims to highlight the benefits and potential that cultural diversity brings and provides an opportunity to reflect on where Australia has come from whilst also recognising the traditional owners of the land.

WAPI poets are invited to write poems on the theme of Harmony. This could be their personal experience with Immigration and settling in Australia, what it means to be an Australian, about reconciliation and similar. The chosen poems will be exhibited at the WAPI marquee.


Please email your poem/s (a maximum of 3 per poet) to wapoets@gmail.com as separate MS word attachments with Harmony Poem as the subject. Poems need to be


  • less than one A4 page in length and family friendly
  • written using 14 point Times New Roman text and 1.5 line spacing with 2.54 cm margins
  • each poem to include a title and the poet’s name at the end of the poem.
  • appropriate black and white designs can be included as part of your poem.


Poets who have their poem/s chosen for the exhibition will be contacted by email. No other correspondence will be entered into.


Poems must be received BEFORE the deadline, midnight, Thursday 9 March