All student poems

The School

Elizabeth Macarthur High School is situated at Narellan, a fast growing semi rural area south west of Sydney. The school draws students from rural areas like Bringelly to the west and the urban areas immediately surrounding the campus. As a comprehensive co-educational high school, it has developed an excellent reputation particularly in the areas of creative and performing arts and agriculture. The school seeks to develop students who are confident, competent, competitive and caring within a supportive co-educational environment

The Project

Reigning Australian Poetry Slam Champion Zohab Zee Khan brought his poetry chops to Year 7 students at Elizabeth Macarthur High School. With activities crafted under themes of The Disappearing learning resource, students delved into mysteries of the disappearing and traced connections both fraying and long-gone. Their poems will soon be available on The Disappearing app. You can read their poems here.

The Disappearing app is available here for Apple users. For Android users, discover The Disappearing app here.

The Poet

Zohab Zee Khan

Zohab Khan is the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion, didgeridoo player, harmonica beat-boxer and hip-hop artist. Zohab has toured Asia, the Middle East and Europe to sell-out crowds. In 2014, Zohab was a finalist in the International Poetry Slam in Madrid and was chosen to participate in an artistic residency in Dubai. 

Zohab offers a unique program combining spoken-word poetry and self-development. With the incorporation of self-development techniques, spoken-word poetry becomes not just a platform for self-expression but also one to inspire change and increase productivity. Zohab has conducted his workshops throughout businesses and schools around the world. 

As an 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having grown up in rural NSW, Zohab has channelled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. Zohab confronts a range of social justice issues from racism to gender inequality and socio-economic disparities. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired.

I Write (2015) is his first collection of poetry.

Click here to read an article in The Mercury about Zohab's experience at Dapto High School in 2014, including a short video of the workshop.