All student poems

The School

North Lakes State College is a State School that offers education for both boys and girls from the Preparatory school year through to Year 12. The College has established a well-planned and sequenced curriculum program that is supported by a vast selection of extra curricular activities and a pastoral care program which assists each student to explore their talents, interests, and abilities.

The Project

Celebrated poet Adam Pettet will present a unique series of Poetry Object workshops to over 200 students at North Lakes State College. Under Adam's poetic leadership, students will unveil the magic in their favourite objects while embarking on a thought-provoking writing journey relating to themes of resistance. With activities inspired by our new free Poetry Object learning resource, students will write poems inspired by their favourite objects. You can find these poems in our Poetry Object library

Click here to discover Adam Pettet's Poetry Object-inspired piece, "Wild Dawn".

The Poet

Adam Pettet

A. G. Pettet has published poems, short stories and journalistic pieces in Journals, Anthologies and Magazines around the world including Australia, the UK, US, Canada and India.

His First Collection ‘Melancholys Midnight Wanderings’ was published in 1996 and his second collection 'Improvised Dirges- New & Selected Poems' was published in 2015 by Bareknuckle Books. Pettet was co-editor, with Brentley Frazer, of the Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2015 which was included in The Australian newspapers ‘Best Books of 2015’.

He was the Assistant Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997 – 2000 and has presented at a number of festivals including The Brisbane Writers Festival, The Fringe Writers Festival, The Queensland Poetry Festival, The National Poetry Festival and the National Young Writers Festival.