In 2020, our final year of Poetry Object, we opened a new space for poets to shape the worlds around them

From the memory of galactic stones to sneakers that glow in the dark, the satellites of mobile phones and comets of things past – a first tooth, a red ballet shoe, fake vampire fangs, a stamp collection holding secret light – we looked for poets and poems that voice the hidden histories of special objects that we keep close through the orbit of our lives.

Red Room Poetry partnered in Australia with Copyright Agency to launch a reimagined Poetry Object in 2020 and beyond. This same year, we also ran a standalone Poetry Object New Zealand competition.

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