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My lucky charm, an anointed rabbit paw.
Apollo, miniature, Pythian, statuesque.
The white of my eye, my dropping jaw.
Only a whale, not a metaphor.

~ from 'You're' by Stuart Barnes, Poetry Object commissioned poet 

Poetry Object Learning Resources

Our curriculum-aligned Poetry Object resources can be adapted for a range of learning contexts, supporting single lessons or term-long units. These free digital resources contain:

  • Pre-writing exercises to help poem drafting
  • Guides to editing and peer-reviewing for students
  • Individual and group poem activities
  • Poetry Object winning and commissioned poems

Poetry Object Learning Resources: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015



More Digital Resources 

Poetry Object Digital Workshop – Poetic Devices (Years K–6)

Led by Kirli Saunders, students in Years K-6 will sharpen skills in creative writing by developing a range of poetic techniques including alliteration, imagery, metaphor, personification, onomatopoeia and simile. Delivered by Red Room Poetry via DART, in partnership with NSW Department of Education.

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 Poetic Devices – ClickView animations and activities

We collaborated with ClickView to create a series of animated clips and free resources exploring alliteration, imagery, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification and simile. Inspired by Poetry Object, these resources support Years 3-6 curriculum outcomes.

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 Poetry Object workshop at Powerhouse Museum

Discover how to 'find the poem' in your special object in this free one-hour workshop, led by Sara Saleh. Co-presented by Red Room Poetry and Powerhouse Museum.

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Poetry Object student poems

Discover a digital collection of more than 18,000+ student poems from Poetry Object in years past. Take inspiration from poems nestled within constellations, carried between covers of a stamp book, about old friends and baby handprints...

Explore the poems 




Poetry Object commissioned poems

Explore poems created by Red Room Poetry commissioned poets for Poetry Object over the years, like 'Face-washer' by Eileen Cong.

Discover the poems 





Poems to Share II

An award-winning classroom resource inspired by Poetry Object.

Bring poetry to life with 40 activity cards from Poems to Share II and support students' creative writing, reading, speaking and listening across curriculum stages. Created by Red Room Poetry in partnership with the Australian Association for the Teaching of English.

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Poetry Object in past years: 201920182017201620152014201320122011