WA Poets Inc

WA Poets Inc. (WAPI) is the peak poetry body in Western Australia.

Established in 2006 as an incorporated not-for-profit organisation and run by volunteers, WAPI’s mission is to develop and promote local poets and poetry and to raise public awareness of poetry in all its forms in WA.
Core Objectives:
• Organise the annual Perth Poetry Festival
• Organise public poetry events throughout the year, alone or in conjunction with other community and writers’ groups
• Showcase members poetry in the e-journal Creatrix
• Encourage and foster developing and emerging poets
• Form partnerships with community groups and organisations to highlight creative connections between poetry, visual arts and other forms of media
• Liaise with national and international poets and poetry groups to form reciprocal arrangements for mutual benefit
• Develop a poetry culture in WA that will help promote local poets and improve opportunities for professional development
• Provide avenues for poets at all levels to engage with a broader public audience
• Foster the public perception that poetry can be for everyone
• Encourage active participation by the public in local writers’ groups and expose them to the personal and social benefits of poetry writing and performance