sun bleeding through leaves
skeletons illuminated in midday light
trees reaching the tallest of heights
~ Quinn, Year 10, Shortlisted for POEM FOREST 2022
Red Room Poetic Learning inspires students and teachers to create, perform and publish poetry in meaningful ways.
We enliven experiences with poetry through workshops and curriculum-aligned resources that awaken imaginations and support creative opportunities.
Our 2023 learning focus is the POEM FOREST nature poetry prize, planting a tree for every poem received.
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Current Learning Projects
POEM FORESTPOEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize that breathes life back into the natural world that sustains us. Entries now open!
Poetry in First LanguagesPoetry in First Languages (PIFL) celebrates, shares and preserves knowledge of First Nations languages and culture through poetry, music and art.
Youth UnlockedYouth Unlocked collaborates with students, teachers and educational communities to deepen encounters with poetry.
Poetic Learning Resources
"Thank you for creating and sharing this enriching and authentic learning opportunity with us."
"It was an exhilarating experience that led me and my students into the inspiring world of poetry, skilfully teaching us the craft of engaging poetry in a fun, educational way. It has provided a platform to share and celebrate the students' writing with the world outside our school. All their efforts were applauded by a wider audience. The teaching resources were engaging and linked well to the curriculum."
“I wrote this poem on behalf of all trees that are carelessly logged for human needs. I am passionate about protecting and preserving our natural world and would write a thousand poems if a tree was planted each time!"