The School

Fitzroy North Primary School (also called The Fitzroy North Primary School No. 1490) is a state school in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy North.

The Project

Award winning poet Emilie Zoey Baker is spending the day with students of Fitzroy North Primary School.

She will be leading students from Years 3-4 in a range of poetry writing activities to create poems for the Poetry Object competition.

Emilie Zoey Baker was commissioned for the 2015 Poetry Object. Watch the video below.

 

The Poet

Emilie Zoey Baker

Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning Australian poet and spoken-word performer who has toured the world performing and writing poetry. She is the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam Slam!Review. She performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House and TEDx Melbourne. Emilie is a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She has been poet-in-residence for Museums Victoria and coordinator for the National Australian Poetry Slam. She teaches poetry and slam in schools and in April 2014, she was core faculty for the Spoken Word Program at Canada's Banff Centre. Emilie is also the author of fourteen children’s books and has published widely both in Australia and overseas including in Best Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt) Airmail, Sincerely, and Yours Truly (Penguin Australia)

Watch Emilie's video for her poem, "I have a hat with tiny woolen ears" here »