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All student poems

The School

Kogarah Public School is a multicultural community which provides a caring and stimulating learning environment. It offers educational opportunities through which the individuals are empowered to realise their full potential with tolerance and respect for others, within a changing society. Special emphasis is placed on literacy, numeracy and social skills which lead to development of the person as a whole. All other key learning areas are given equal focus. Children with special learning needs are given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve realistic goals. Teachers enjoy a cooperative and harmonious working relationship which benefits teaching and the children's learning throughout the school.

The Project

Poet Lindsay Tuggle led students of Kogarah Public School on a journey to uncover their own poetry object through The Red Room Company project, The Cabinet of Lost and Found. 

In this learning resource, students were asked to select a 'talismanic object' which has special meaning to them to use as stimulus for a poem. They also created Notice Poems, Black Out Poems from their own horoscopes and a group collection, either in the form of a physical cabinet installation, or a published 'collection' of poems.

The Poet

Lindsay Tuggle

Lindsay Tuggle is the author of The Afterlives of Specimens (The University of Iowa Press, 2017) and Calenture (Cordite Books, 2018). She has been a fellow at the Library of Congress, the Mütter Museum / College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

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