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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.
~ Stuart Barnes from 'You're'

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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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...
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Poetry Object commissioned poems

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