All student poems

The School

St Mary's Anglican Girls' School is renowned for its high level of academic achievement and vibrant co-curricular programme, which give girls an opportunity to learn new skills, take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence.

The Project

On Wednesday 15th May, Year 10 Extension English students at St Mary's participated in a special performance poetry workshop with Scott-Patrick Mitchell. 

Students listened to Scott-Patrick perform poems and talk about his writing process before composing their own performance poems, which were recording during the workshop. Scott-Patrick also composed a poem for the school, ‘what we build, buckles’, available on the app and the Red Room website (or view above in playlist).

They also had the option to publish their poems to The Disappearing app, which can be found under 'Places > Perth'.
Read the students' published poems here.

To listen to their individual poetry performances, click on their name below:

Amber
Catherine
Danika
Elana
Emily
Emma
Eve
Holly
Jolie
Olivia
Rachel
Serena
Ms. Alex Lawson (teacher)

The Poet

Scott-Patrick Mitchell

Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s poetry has been described by Bold Monkey’s George Anderson ‘as one of the most diverse and original emerging poets working in Western Australia today’ while John Kinsella has described his work as being ‘new ahead of the new’. SPM recently performed his new one man show THE 24 HOUR PERFORMANCE POEM at Crack Theatre Festival while his latest collection – inner pity poems – was released through Department of Poetry in 2016.

He has been featured in two Fremante Poets books, New Poets (2010) and Performance Poets (2013) (Fremantle Press). He appears in The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry (2014) and Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016). He is Editor of MoTHER [has words...]., Social Media Coordinator for WA Poets INC and Senior Australian Poetry Editor for LA based THE POETS WITHOUT LIMITS. 

In 2014 Scott-Patrick Mitchell judged the Red Room Poetry Object.

His poems, 'Taylor Square Ghost Tale' and 'what we build, buckles' are now available on The Disappearing.