All student poems

The School

Rose Bay Secondary College is a part-selective co-educational high school which provides quality education for the students in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.  

The Project

On 30th July, Australian poet Eileen Chong visited the Year 7 students of Rose Bay Secondary College, to work through selected activities from The Poetry Object learning resource. 

Rose Bay Secondary College won this poetry workshop as part of their prize for 'Winning School Installation' in The Poetry Object 2012.

The students' poems were submitted to The Poetry Obejct 2013 student writing project, and are now published in an online gallery on The Red Room Company's website.

Eileen composed two poems for The Poetry Object, titled ‘Windmills’ and'Face-washer',  available the Red Room website (or view above in playlist). 

The Poet

Eileen Chong

Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet. Burning Rice (Australian Poetry, 2012) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award, Australian Arts in Asia Award and the Prime Minister's Literary Award. Her other books are Peony (Pitt Street Poetry, 2014) and Painting Red Orchids (Pitt Street Poetry, 2016). 

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