St Mary's Anglican Girls' School, WA
The Disappearing, 2013
St Mary's Anglican Girls' School is renowned for its high level of academic achievement and vibrant co-curricular programme, which give girls an opportunity to learn new skills, take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence.
On Wednesday 15th May, Year 10 Extension English students at St Mary's participated in a special performance poetry workshop with Scott-Patrick Mitchell.
Students listened to Scott-Patrick perform poems and talk about his writing process before composing their own performance poems, which were recording during the workshop. Scott-Patrick also composed a poem for the school, ‘what we build, buckles’, available on the app and the Red Room website (or view above in playlist).
They also had the option to publish their poems to The Disappearing app, which can be found under 'Places > Perth'.
Read the students' published poems here.
To listen to their individual poetry performances, click on their name below:
Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a non-binary West Australian poet, writer and spoken word artist. SPM’s work has been described by George Anderson at Bold Monkey as being “one of the most diverse and original poets working in Western Australia today” while John Kinsella has described their work as being “new ahead of the new”.
SPM’s work appears in Contemporary Australian Poetry, The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry, Solid Air, Stories of Perth and Going Postal. In 2019, SPM won Coal Creek’s Literary Award for Poetry, The Creative Connections Poetry Prize, Melbourne Poets Union’s Martin Downey Urban Realist Poetry Award and The Wollongong Short Story Prize.
A mentor to many emerging West Australian poets and recipient of a 2019 KSP Writers Centre First Draft Fellowship, SPM is the coordinator for WA Poets Inc’s Emerging Poets Program. They are also an event producer for WAPI’s annual Perth Poetry Festival.