The Poetry Object, 2015
Established in 1897, Meriden is a non-selective, independent Christian school in Anglican tradition. Located in central Strathfield, Meriden School is for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, as well as for girls and boys in Prep School.
In a week-long residency at Meriden School, celebrated poet Felicity Plunkett guided students in discovering new wonders in their special objects. With writing activities inspired by the Poetry Object learning resource, students drew inspiration from their "poetry objects" to explore the magic in their favourite belongings.
Their poems will be available in the Poetry Object Library, where you can explore the imaginations of students and teachers across Australia and New Zealand.
Felicity Plunkett is a poet and critic. She has a PhD in literature from the University of Sydney and an Excellence in Teaching Award from UNE. Her first book Vanishing Point won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize and was short-listed for several other awards. She has a chapbook Seastrands in Vagabond Press’ Rare Objects series and is the editor of Thirty Australian Poets (UQP, 2011). Since 2010 she has been poetry editor with University of Queensland Press. She is a widely-published reviewer and former Chief Examiner of HSC English Extension 1 and 2.
Felicity was part of The Red Room's Poetry Picture Show project in 2006, and has since worked with several schools through Red Room's Poetry Education program. In 2011 she delivered The Red Room minislec 'The Icing and the Cake'.