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Ode to Nature

1st September 2017

The below piece featured in CHILD Magazine in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra. Click the image below to enlarge.

CHILD Magazine

Poetry springs up in the gardens this September

24th August 2017


It stands some 30 metres tall in the middle of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the precious cavities in its trunk home to cockatoos and other native birds. Few would realise this river red gum is older than the gardens themselves, or that it was once much nearer the Yarra River – before white settlers diverted it in order to build the gardens... read more »

The Age

Poems to Sprout - The Koori Mail

24th August 2017

POEMS will be sprouting all over Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens next month as part of Red Room Poetry’s New Shoots project. The project will feature poems inspired by plants in the gardens and written by 10 poets, including celebrated Bunurong author Bruce Pascoe, Worimi record store owner Ryan Prehn... read more »

Koori Mail

New Shoots: Plants, Poetry and Place

16th August 2017


Georgina Reid at The Planthunter interviewed Maria Takolander.

The Planthunter

Unlocking the best at Balund-a

9th August 2017


A week of poetry, language, culture and celebration has been held at Balund-a, a residential correctional program aimed at reducing reoffending rates in Northern NSW... Read more »

Koori Mail

NAIDOC Week Poetry Workshop

19th July 2017

Interview with 97.3 ABC Illawarra for the Red Room Poetry NAIDOC Poetry Workshop at Berkeley West Public School.

Featuring poems read by students and an interview with Kirli Saunders.

97.3 ABC Illawarra

Refugee Week poetry project

24th June 2017

Illawarra refugee students Sarah Al Arnoos and Amro Zoabe, Red Room Poetry's Kirli Saunders and Illawarra Multicultural Services CEO Racquel Aldunate talk to ABC Illawarra's Justin Huntsdale.

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June 24, 2017  

Amro Zoabe | Syrian #refugee and Keira High School student

24th June 2017

97.3 ABC Illawarra

Sara Al Anoos | Syrian #refugee and Keira High School Student

23rd June 2017

97.3 ABC Illawarra

Celebrated poet Ali Cobby Eckermann wins Red Room Poetry Fellowship

13th June 2017

Internationally acclaimed poet Ali Cobby Eckerman takes out Red Room Poetry Fellowship.

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SBS Living Black