HSC English Resource

Ali Cobby Eckermann was our inaugural Red Room Poetry Fellow in 2017. As part of Ali's Fellowship, we recorded a series of videos to help students and teachers connect with Ali's poetry through the sharing of her own perspectives on writing and language.

HSC English Stage 6: Prescriptions Module A: Language, Identity and Culture

Language has the power to both reflect and shape individual and collective identity. In this module, students consider how their responses to written, spoken, audio and visual texts can shape their self-perception. They also consider the impact texts have on shaping a sense of identity for individuals and/or communities. Through their responding and composing students deepen their understanding of how language can be used to affirm, ignore, reveal, challenge or disrupt prevailing assumptions and beliefs about themselves, individuals and cultural groups. Within this module, six of Ali Cobby Eckermann's poems from the collection Inside my Mother (Giramondo Publishing) have been set for study. These poems are ‘Trance’, ‘Unearth’, ‘Oombulgarri’, ‘Eyes’,  ‘Leaves’ and ‘Key’.


What's included in this HSC English Resource?

  • Ali Cobby Eckermann interview (Part I) and (Part II)
  • 'Trance’ poem and interview
  • ‘Unearth’ poem and interview
  • ‘Oombulgarri’ poem and interview
  • ‘Eyes’ poem and interview
  • ‘Leaves’ poem and interview
  • ‘Key’ poem and interview

Ali Cobby Eckermann interviews

HSC poems and interviews







Fellowship poems