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The School

Chrysalis Steiner School is located in the beautiful Thora Valley, near the township of Bellingen in New South Wales. The school is founded on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
At Chrysalis we aim to educate the whole person –  intellectually, artistically, socially, and morally – so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will.

The Project

Year 8 students from Chrysalis Steiner School took part in a unique poetry workshop with poet, Tamryn Bennett on Friday, September 8, 2017. 

The Red Room Poetry Workshop at Chrysalis was specially tailored for student needs and will focus on visual poetry. The day consisted of three intensive workshops. With Tamryn, students will explore the visual roots of languages as symbols, mark making as language mapping and the origins of visual poetry. The workshops encourage students to experiment with a range of visual forms of poetry including erasure poetry, concrete poetry, comics poetry, collage and more.

View the student poems here »

The Poet

Tamryn Bennett

Tamryn is a poet, artist and Director of Red Room Poetry. Her collection phosphene is published by Rabbit Poet Series. A second collection, icaros, is forthcoming with Vagabond Press. She is the recipient of The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2018. Tamryn’s poetic projects have been exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Switzerland and Mexico. Her poems, comics and essays have appeared in Covert Plants, Cordite, MascaraImageText and Image [&] Narrative amongst others. She has a PhD from the University of New South Wales where she also taught Creative Writing.