All student poems

The School

Sydney Distance Education High School is a public school committed to excellence and equity in distance education. The largest school provider of flexible blended learning programs in NSW, serving students from just north of Wollongong in the south to Newcastle in the north, and west to the Blue Mountains.

The Project

Australian Poetry Slam Champion Zohab Zee Khan teamed up with The Red Room Company in May to deliver three poetry workshops and Q&A sessions at Sydney Distance Education High School. Zohab led the students through their own poetic journeys, mapping place, memory, and origin. Their poems will soon be available on The Disappearing app

To download The Disappearing app for Apple devices, click here. 
The Disappearing app is currently in re-development for Android devices. This version will re-launch in late 2015.

The Poet

Zohab Zee Khan

Zohab Khan is the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion, didgeridoo player, harmonica beat-boxer and hip-hop artist. Zohab has toured Asia, the Middle East and Europe to sell-out crowds. In 2014, Zohab was a finalist in the International Poetry Slam in Madrid and was chosen to participate in an artistic residency in Dubai. 

Zohab offers a unique program combining spoken-word poetry and self-development. With the incorporation of self-development techniques, spoken-word poetry becomes not just a platform for self-expression but also one to inspire change and increase productivity. Zohab has conducted his workshops throughout businesses and schools around the world. 

As an 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having grown up in rural NSW, Zohab has channelled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. Zohab confronts a range of social justice issues from racism to gender inequality and socio-economic disparities. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired.

I Write (2015) is his first collection of poetry.

Click here to read an article in The Mercury about Zohab's experience at Dapto High School in 2014, including a short video of the workshop.