All student poems

The School

Wilderness School is South Australia's oldest Independent Girls' School. It was founded by the Brown family in 1884 to provide education within a family environment.

The Project

Queensland poet, Zenobia Frost, took a virtual excursion to Wilderness School in South Australia as part of Red Room Poetry Object. Zenobia was first commissioned by The Red Room Company to write a 'talismanic' poem for the Poetry Object in 2013. Her poem, 'Civic Duty', inspired by the now extinct Civic Video store near her house, was one of the more curious objects of the project and sparked a lot of interest from Year 8 students at Wilderness School.

The seed for this Skype reading session was planted by English Teacher, Ann Rooney. Ann approached Red Room with the idea of creating a virtual excursion to engage students in 'an authentic interaction with a poet'. Read about their ICT experience on our education blog.

To find out more about hosting a virtual workshop contact Dr Tamryn Bennett

The Poet

Zenobia Frost

Zenobia Frost is a Brisbane-based writer whose work has appeared in Overland, Cordite, The Lifted Brow, Scum, and the Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Feminist Poetry. She is presently a Master’s candidate at QUT, researching placemaking in suburban Australian poetics. In 2015, an ArtStart grant allowed her to study poetry in the Black Forest and through digital workshops with Warsan Shire. Her debut poetry collection, Salt and Bone, is out through Walleah Press.