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All student poems

The School

Marrickville Public School has a richly diverse population of intelligent and civically minded students. Our students strive for academic excellence and emotional intelligence. 

The school’s mission statement is ‘Demonstrating the Advantage of Quality Public Education in a Happy, Caring, and Multicultural School Community.’ The school community at Marrickville Public School works in partnership to provide quality, equitable education in a supportive and challenging environment. This partnership between staff, the parents and carers and the students promotes mutual respect and shared responsibility. The atmosphere of our day to day life is one of purposeful activity and friendliness.

The Project

Students from Marrickville Public School worked with poet Lorna Munro to create new poems that respond to The Red Room Company's public project, The Disappearing.

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The Poet

Lorna Munro

Lorna Munro, or ‘Yilinhi’, is a Wiradjuri and Gamilaroi woman, multidisciplinary artist and regular radio and podcast host at Sydney’s Radio Skid Row. A long-time active member of her Redfern/Waterloo community, her work is informed by her passion and well-studied insight in areas such as culture, history, politics and popular culture. Lorna has travelled the world showcasing her skills and distinctive style of poetry and political commentary. She was also the sole designer and creator of Sydney’s—and possibly Australia’s—first initiative to teach Aboriginal language through poetry, in partnership with Red Room Poetry in 2015. Throughout her career she has been on stage, in films and on paper. She compiled and edited Paper Dreaming: Our Stories Our Way for Cambridge University Press (2015). Lorna continues to work tirelessly mastering many art forms, raising funds, and supporting and advocating for her community and her people on the local, national and international stage. In 2019, Lorna was announced as a recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Next Chapter fellowship.