Growing POEM FOREST with support from the Australia Council Re-imagine: Sector Recovery Initiatives fund, we’ve been working with Elders and Custodians across Yuin Country to come together to heal Country and community through poetry and planting.

Our three commissioned poets shared their work in language ahead of leading ceremonies and workshops with 75 students from Mogo and Batemans Bay public schools.

"I've been writing poetry since I was 13 yrs old I'm now 57 and finally a published poet in language as well, thank you Joel Deaves, Tamryn Bennett, Lyndsay Urquhart and all involved with the Red Room Poetry I'm so ever grateful for your time and support thank you again!! Never ever give up on your dreams"
Aunty Lauren Chapman Carpenter, commissioned poet and Elder