School of Isolated and Distance Education, WA
Poetry Object, 2017
SIDE is Western Australia's leading K–12 distance education provider. Thousands of students across Western Australia and the wider world undertake their education with specialist teachers based in Leederville, an inner suburb of Perth.
Red Room poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell taught both primary and secondary students creative poetry inspired lessons. On the 20th of June, he led students across three different workshops into the world of Poetry Object where they created inspiring poetry about the curiosity of their special object.
Read a review about the workshop and discover his teaching resource here.
Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s poetry has been described by Bold Monkey’s George Anderson ‘as one of the most diverse and original emerging poets working in Western Australia today’ while John Kinsella has described his work as being ‘new ahead of the new’. SPM recently performed his new one man show THE 24 HOUR PERFORMANCE POEM at Crack Theatre Festival while his latest collection – inner pity poems – was released through Department of Poetry in 2016.
He has been featured in two Fremantle Poets books, New Poets (2010) and Performance Poets (2013) (Fremantle Press). He appears in The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry (2014), Contemporary Australian Poetry (2016) and The Fremantle Press Anthology of Contemporary West Australian Poetry (2017). SPM is the Social Media Coordinator for WA Poets INC / Perth Poetry Fetival.
In 2014 Scott-Patrick Mitchell judged the Red Room Poetry Object.