Poems to Share
Poems to Share is a boxed set of poetry cards produced by The Red Room Company in collaboration with Corban and Blair. The boxed set contains forty colourful cards featuring original poems by contemporary Australian poets drawn from the archive of works commissioned by The Red Room Company. On the back of each card is a creative writing activity designed to inspire new poems and imaginations of all ages.
Poems to Share features prominent Australian poets, such as joanne burns, Kate Fagan and Emily Ballou, alongside the poetry of young and emerging writers. Cards include accessible excerpts from longer poems and the full poem text and biography of each poet can be found on The Red Room’s Poets and Poems page.
Readings and recordings of poets featured in the set were captured at the Sydney Writers' Festival event launching Poems to Share. The cards and activities also sparked the Stacks project and creation of the Analogue Crusader animation in partnership with City of Sydney Libraraies.
Articles about Poems to Share as a learning resource support the use of the cards within primary and secondary classrooms.
* mETAphor: 'Poems to Share: strategies for using the work of contemporary Australian poets in the secondary English classroom'
*VATE: Primary English
Robert Adamson, Adam Aitken, Elizabeth Allen, Ivy Alvarez, Emily Ballou, Judith Bishop, Lachlan Brown, joanne burns, David J Delaney, Brook Emery, Kate Fagan, Keri Glastonbury, Kevin Hart, Ella Holcombe, Sarah Holland-Batt, Gareth Jenkins, Jill Jones, Elena Knox, Mike Ladd, Claire Potter, Andy Quan, Craig Sherborne, Lindsay Tuggle
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