Below are a suite of poems from 2022 Red Room Poetry Fellow Scott-Patrick Mitchell's project Antipodean Sea Garden: Knowing Perth Canyon, which they worked on while in residence at Bundanon, on Wodi Wodi and Yuin Country.
Poems from 'Antipodean Sea Garden: Knowing Perth Canyon'
For their 2022 Red Room Poetry Fellowship, Mitchell walked 70kms of West Australian coastline, writing about beachcombing, dogs and our relationship to the ocean. Beyond all this, these poems - some of which are inspired by H.D., Hejinian and Stein - speak to Perth Canyon, a vast submerged canyon off the coast of WA. This Fellowship is the beginning of a deeper research project. Mitchell would like to express their deepest gratitude to Red Room for this opportunity and to you, the reader of these poems.