• 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.