Phil Wilcox


Poetry, actually is,

all around

Phil believes poetry is used by everyone: from advertising execs – tricking us into buying stuff we don’t need, to football fans – humiliating the opposing team. His mission is to empower people through poetry to realise how the world might be enchanted..

Full-time poet

Phil Wilcox is an awarded and published full-time poet, touring nationally and internationally. He is an Australian Poetry Slam champion and two-time New South Wales Poetry Slam champion. Recently, he was the poetry facilitator for TEDx Sydney and has been published in multiple journals. He is a regular on the writers’ festival circuit and recently was awarded a residency at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity where he completed his first manuscript, a collection of poems called Beetle Prayer.

We have plenty of time

We have plenty of time and I’m sure everything will work out in the end

We have plenty and I’m sure everything will work out in the end

We have plenty and I’m sure everything will in the end

We have plenty and I’m everything in the end

We have everything in the end

We everything in the end

We in the end

The end

By Phil Wilcox

Passionate Educator

Phil finished high school first in his year for every subject (a fact he is sheepish about) yet despite this “success”, education was a game to master rather than a passion to enjoy. A love of learning evaded him until halfway through his Bachelor of Education at the University of Technology Sydney, Phil discovered the poetry of Whitman, Hafiz and Keats. Since then he has become passionate about how words can challenge, enchant and illuminate our world. He believes poetry is for everyone: hooligans, criminals, and even school students. He has made it his mission to share his poetry in the hope of sparking a passion for words and language and in the last few years, Phil has worked with upwards of 200,000 students in over 300 schools in 12 countries.


lime is


si, lime


lime is




i simile

sili me i

i simile


now silently

with one less eye

i smile




a zesty green cyclops


as a metaphor.

By Phil Wilcox

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