Flying Islands Poetry Community is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the production and dissemination of poetry (and related art practices) from the Hunter Region of NSW and from around the world.
Flying Islands provides a safe local/global place for creative practice.
Flying Islands emphasises the fostering of co-operation and collaboration among poets (and artists and translators) from the widest possible range of cultural backgrounds.
Based physically in Australia, on the unceded lands of the Worimi/Birpai people, Flying Islands operates as a virtual and cosmopolitan entity
Flying Islands operates on the principle that poetry and poets should not be divided by nation or by language barriers.
Flying Islands strives in all its activities to practise inclusiveness and to encourage diversity.
With the activity of poetry-making central to its efforts, Flying Islands particularly aims to bring experienced and new poets together on and off-line, through mentoring, art events of various kinds, workshops, blogs, websites, readings, launches and, most importantly, through the ongoing publication of the Flying Island Pocket Poets Series.
Continuing publication of the Flying Islands Pocket Poets Series (in the terms described above) is the prime objective of the Flying Islands Poetry Community.