All student poems

The School

Xavier High School is located in Albury, NSW, and committed to continuing and respecting the values of Catholic education. They commit themselves to the preparation of their young students as life-long learners, able to adapt and adjust to the many changes they will face in their future.

The Project

Celebrated poet and spoken word performer Emilie Zoey Baker will present a week of poetry workshops at Xavier High School in November. With activities inspired by The Cabinet of Lost and Found learning resourcestudents will select a number of objects to use as poetic stimulus, culminating in the creation of a collaborative school cabinet of lost and found, where their poems will be displayed. 

Cabinets of curiosities, sometimes called Wunderkammer (German for 'wonder chamber'), date back to the Renaissance, in which people collected rare and special objects to display in their homes.

The Poet

Emilie Zoey Baker

Emilie Zoey Baker is an award-winning Australian poet and spoken-word performer who has toured the world performing and writing poetry. She is the winner of the 2010 Berlin International Literature Festival’s poetry slam Slam!Review. She performs regularly at arts and literature festivals, and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House and TEDx Melbourne. Emilie is a 2014 Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. She has been poet-in-residence for Museums Victoria and coordinator for the National Australian Poetry Slam. She teaches poetry and slam in schools and in April 2014, she was core faculty for the Spoken Word Program at Canada's Banff Centre. Emilie is also the author of fourteen children’s books and has published widely both in Australia and overseas including in Best Australian Love Poems (Inkerman & Blunt) Airmail, Sincerely, and Yours Truly (Penguin Australia)

Watch Emilie's video for her poem, "I have a hat with tiny woolen ears" here »