About Dangerously Poetic Press

Dangerously Poetic is an incorporated community group seeking to encourage, publish and promote quality poetry from the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Dangerously Poetic considers our role, as promoters of poetry, an important part of community building.

Many DP members are long established poets and the first priority is to give the members an opportunity to get their own work published. To this end, the collective has set up a standards panel so that work offered for publication is of the highest quality.

DPP has published 14 books

You can now buy all our books through PayPal from our Publications page.

Breathworks by Laura Jan Shore was Dangerously Poetic’s first publication. Wingbeats: Poetry from Byron Bay and Beyond, is an anthology by fourteen poets from the NSW North Coast with paintings by artist Raylee Delaney. Nightflowers by Neera Scott was launched by Dr. Janie Conway-Herron at the 2004 Byron Writers Festival. Sensoria: Poetry from Byron Bay and Beyond, our second anthology, was launched in November 2004. It contains photographs by Cal Mackinnon. Rainswayed Night by Max Ryan, was launched at the 2005 Byron Writers Festival. The collection won the highly esteemed Anne Elder award for a first book of poetry. To The Edge, Poetry from Byron Bay and Beyond is our third anthology, featuring 23 local poets and 4 artists, launched in April, 2006.

Be transported through the rainforest, hinterlands and by the sea, with our cd/book, sand between the toes, a haiku journey through byron bay and beyond launched at the 2007 Byron Bay Writer’s Festival.

Paperbarks‘ by Jean Ringland launched in 2008 has been a best seller and our latest ‘All the Way Home‘, our fifth anthology, features poems by 19 poets and the iconic house paintings of Robyn Sweaney.

DPP began with the Dangerously Poetic monthly readings.  These readings were monthly for many years but then we began have pop-up readings in different parts of the Shire. Past programs have featured both local and visiting poets. We also enjoy theme readings such as great love poems on Valentine’s Day when famous poems are performed by poets and actors.

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DPP also offers workshops on all phases of the creation process, from inspiration to fine tuning your work, from how to submit poems for print publication and contests, to how to perform your poem at readings.

Dangerously Poetic Press gratefully acknowledges the support of the Northern Rivers Writers Centre.

The Dangerously Poetic Press Committee Members: Laura Jan Shore, Trish Reynolds, Elspeth Findlay, Alison Hope, Kathryn Boorman, Annelies Kaufman, Lilith Rocha.