The Eucalyptus Eco-Poetry Project (EEPP) is a 'branch' of New Shoots created in collaboration with Bundanon Trust and Eucalpyt Australia. The project invites poets and students to emotionally and creatively connect with eucalyptus through a poetic lens. By uncovering the hidden stories and secrets of the iconic green giants we often take for granted, the EEPP enriches understanding of eucalypts at Bundanon Trust and beyond.

The poet-in-residence at Bundanon for the EEPP works with Bundanon Trust's environment and education teams to deliver eucalypt-inspired poetry workshops to local schools and community groups.


2017: Kirli Saunders

Kirli Saunders is a proud Gunai woman with ties to the Yuin, Gundungurra, Gadigal and Biripi people. Kirli is the Manager of Poetic Learning and Aboriginal Cultural Liaison at Red Room Poetry ... read more »

24 March | Shoalhaven High School
27 March | Kangaroo Valley Primary School
28 March | University of The Third Age


2016: Eileen Chong

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet. Burning Rice (Australian Poetry, 2012) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, Australian Arts in Asia Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award ... read more »

31 May | University of the Third Age
1 June | Nowra High School
2 June | Bomaderry High School | View Poems Here
3 June | Shoalhaven High School



Partners and Sponsors

Bundanon Trust

Eucalypt Australia

Australia Council of the Arts

Create NSW