Welcome to the ABPA website


WELCOME, membership of the Australian Bush Poets Association (ABPA) is comprised of writers, performers and individuals who are interested in bush poetry and enjoy written and live stories in rhyme and metre. If you have an interest in this piece of Australian culture called Bush Poetry, you are welcome here.

The objectives of the Australian Bush Poets Association is to foster and encourage the growth of Bush Poetry in Australia. By definition, Australian Bush Poetry is metred and rhymed poetry about Australia, Australians and/or the Australian way of life.

To join the Australian Bush Poets Association and receive our bi-monthly magazine, go to our Membership page.

The ABPA keeps in touch with our members through this website (and forum) and our bi-monthly magazine of Bush Poetry news, events, results of written and spoken competitions as well as samples of contemporary bush poetry. Many members have books, CDs and other products. These can be advertised in the magazine. For rates, click here. The deadline for ads and other content for the magazine is the 22nd of the month preceding publication. Magazines are published at the beginning of February, April, June, August, October and December.

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Happy New Year

The Association wishes all a happy and poetic 2018!
See previously featured poets.
See previously featured achievers.

Tamworth Country Music Festival 19-28 January

Colden Damper Competition 

St Edwards Hall



All ABPA events at Tamworth during the festival will have raffles. Poets and members are welcome to contribute merchandise for prizes. See Ray Essery, phone 0438 843 817.


ABPA Annual General Meeting

2pm Wednesday 24th January 2018 at St Edwards Hall, 72 Hillvue Road (opposite Minnamurra Crescent) South Tamworth.


Longyard Poets Breakfast

Rhymer's Roundup

Poets Showcase