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6th August 2019

"To evoke ‘extinction’, it’s not enough to write a description of a creature that no longer exists"

By Stuart Cooke

Red Room Poetry poet, Stuart Cooke, reflects on extinction and the threatened potoroo, following his recent commission for Extinction Elegies.

I was very pleased to be invited to take part ...

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6th May 2019

"Ten poems, ten lines each – ten things to say to you and the trace you left behind" – Evelyn Araluen Corr

By Evelyn Araluen Corr

Marcel, we come from different worlds. I’ve had months to sit in the gaze of your work, to learn the eccentric textures of your canon, of you. I know ...

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6th May 2019

"Writing poetry teaches you to see. Active looking, in a way" – David Astle

By David Astle

Writing poetry teaches you to see. Active looking, in a way. Just as listening is the truer version of hearing. And that’s what this Duchamp challenge presented, letting me ...

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