All student poems

The School

Marrickville High School is an inner Sydney co-educational high school supporting comprehensive education for a predominantly local community from diverse non-English speaking backgrounds. The school's focus is on developing successful learners who are able to achieve to their potential. The students benefit from excellent student wellbeing and co curricular programs that support and reward individual and team achievement. 

The Project

Current Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Zohab Zee Khan, presented a full-day poetry workshop at Marrickville High School in September. With activities inspired by The Disappearing learning resource, Year 9 students traced memories rooted to time and place in their writing. Poems composed by Marrickville High School students can be viewed here and will soon appear in The Disappearing app. You can view photos from the workshop on our Flickr album.

Download the app here for Apple devices. The Disappearing app is currently in re-development for Android devices and will re-launch in late 2015.

The Poet

Zohab Zee Khan

Zohab Khan is the current Australian Poetry Slam Champion, didgeridoo player, harmonica beat-boxer and hip-hop artist. Zohab has toured Asia, the Middle East and Europe to sell-out crowds. In 2014, Zohab was a finalist in the International Poetry Slam in Madrid and was chosen to participate in an artistic residency in Dubai. 

Zohab offers a unique program combining spoken-word poetry and self-development. With the incorporation of self-development techniques, spoken-word poetry becomes not just a platform for self-expression but also one to inspire change and increase productivity. Zohab has conducted his workshops throughout businesses and schools around the world. 

As an 4th generation Australian of Pakistani heritage and having grown up in rural NSW, Zohab has channelled his distinct life experiences into stories with the intent to educate. Zohab confronts a range of social justice issues from racism to gender inequality and socio-economic disparities. Zohab’s high energy and powerful words have left countless inspired.

I Write (2015) is his first collection of poetry.

Click here to read an article in The Mercury about Zohab's experience at Dapto High School in 2014, including a short video of the workshop.