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All student poems

The School

Heritage Christian School is a K-12 co-educational school in Port Macquarie, NSW, enabling children and young people to grow in wisdom and in stature.

The Project

Australian poet and The Red Room Company's Education Manager, Dr. Tamryn Bennet, visited the students of Heritage Christian School to work through various activities from The Poetry Object learning resource with them. This workshop occured during Heritage Christian School's Inaugural Writer's Festival. Students created Exquisite Corpses, inventing a name and sound effect for their unique creature, before composing thier own Poetry Comics (seen above). 

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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.