All student poems

The School

Oxley College is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational K – 12 day school founded in 1983 in Bowral. Oxley students have access to an intimate and caring school that is recognised as a school of choice for excellence in education from Kindergarten to Year 12.  Academic learning is at the very heart of Oxley as a learning community, by encouraging students to be intellectually curious, strong and independent thinkers. The Oxley College staff are dedicated, capable and focused on achieving quality learning outcomes for each student.

The Project

On April Fools Day, young Illawarra slam poets Lorin Elizabeth and Zohab Zee Khan teamed up with the Red Room Company to deliver poetry workshops to students from Oxley College using The Disappearing learning resource. Students from Year 7 to Year 11 partcipated in intensive writing and performance sessions and were given the chance to perform their own work.

You can read all the poems from this workshop on The Disappearing app. Download it here for iPhone or iPad devices, and here for Android devices.

You can read Lorin Elizabeth's poem for The Disappearing here.  

The Poet

Lorin Elizabeth

Lorin Elizabeth is a spoken word poet from Thirroul who co-founded the Enough Said poetry slam in Wollongong and is currently celebrating the release of her first EP Poems.
She spent 2015 living in Brooklyn, NY, performing at events like the Women of the World Poetry Slam, opening for Candy Royalle’s Butch Priestess International Tour and trying to keep her pothos plant Tiffani alive.
Lorin writes with a mix of rhyme and magic realism, and performs with a raw, authentic style. Her content covers social injustice, travel, love, the female experience... and food.
In 2014, she was a Stand Tall Speak Out youth slam mentor across an amazing six-week program. “Teaching Artist” is her favourite hat and she loves the way spoken word breaks down barriers between young people and poetry.
 
Lorin recently arrived home after her Finding Crossroads USA tour with Rachel Calleja, and has since started knitting a fairy penguin.
 
Find out more at www.lorinelizabeth.com