how the stars sette on the sacred ceiba
~ Maria Takolander
Created by Red Room Poetry, New Shoots celebrates and cultivates poems inspired by plants and place to deepen cultural connections with nature.
Stemming from the success of New Shoots NSW, we partnered with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and Australian Poetry to grow a new garden of poems. Red Room Poetry commissioned 10 Victorian poets to create a series of poems inspired by sites, spores, histories and seeds across Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Poems have been performed, shared on seed packs and 'planted' in the gardens.
Visit the Garden of Poems
If you missed the launch event, poems are 'planted' in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Follow the map of poetic pathways through the Gardens.
New Shoots Stories
New Shoots Radio Series in collaboration with the Community Radio Network
The Age, Koori Mail, The Planthunter, CHILD Magazine (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra), SBS NITV Radio, ABC RN Book & Arts
Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
Melbourne Writers' Festival