The School

Queensland University of Technology is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. While they are based in Brisbane, Queensland, we have a global outlook. With some 45,000 students, including 6,000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than $800 million, they are positioned to grow and develop as one of Australia's leading universities.

The Project

Acclaimed poet Zenobia Frost will lead 50 pre-service teachers in a special professional development event held in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology. As part of the University’s extensive teaching program, teaching students are required to take professional experience placements. Zenobia will assist these budding teachers in preparing for these placements using our Poetry Object Creative Resource as a lens to teach poetry. Read her poem Civic Duty here.

The Poet

Zenobia Frost

Zenobia Frost is an award-winning poet from Brisbane, Australia. Her work has appeared in OverlandCordite, ABR’s States of PoetryScumWoolf Pack, and the Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Feminist Poetry. She was recently shortlisted for the inaugural Red Room Poetry Fellowship, while her first collection, Salt and Bone, was shortlisted for the 2013 Thomas Shapcott Prize and commended in the 2014 Anne Elder Awards. Zenobia is a Master’s candidate at QUT, researching the poetics of transient domestic spaces in Queensland. A Queensland Literary Fellowship will support her work into 2018.