Let it unravel,
Let my shoes walk me back. Blue socks white -
Rain the in, umbrella the under.
~ Scout, Year 11, Shortlisted for Poetry Object 2020
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 2021 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 are now open, closing Friday 23 September.
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
Poems to Share IIAward-winning poetry resource featuring 40 poets, writing prompts and an extended digital resource.
Power through PoetryChildren are invited to go deeper into the themes of Unsettled by reflecting on the poetry of First Nations artists and responding in their own words with the Australian Museum.
Ali Cobby Eckermann: HSC English ResourceA series of videos where Ali Cobby Eckermann shares her perspectives on writing and language as a way to help students and teachers connect with her poetry.
"It made me appreciate what a powerful tool poetry was... there was so much opening up, respect, and sharing, from the most unlikely group of poets!"
"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 never thought I would write such an amazing poem, I didn’t think I was very good at it. So now I’m jumping with joy and excitement. My writing is enriched with words that move the senses and make people feel my thoughts. This poetry object writing experience has inspired me to write more stories and poems of all sorts and to keep getting better every day.”