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The School

Applecross Senior High School's goal is to encourage young people to achieve their potential through the value and enjoyment of learning. They aim to widen students' horizons by presenting a diverse, relevant and contemporary curriculum that will prepare them to thrive in an ever changing society. They offer an innovative curriculum with the provision of a range of study options for senior students, including a full tertiary entrance program and a wide variety of vocational courses.

The Project

Poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell delivers an interactive poetry performance and Q&A session with Year 7 & 8 at Applecross Senior High School.

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 Fremantle Poets books, New Poets (2010) and Performance Poets (2013). He appears in The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry (2014), Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016) and The Fremantle Press Anthology of Contemporary West Australian Poetry (2017). SPM is the Social Media Coordinator for WA Poets INC / Perth Poetry Festival.