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New Shoots poetry project, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

10th November 2017

After a successful project in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden, for its New Shoots project, literary organisation Red Room Poetry has planted poetry by ten Victorian writers in the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in Melbourne.

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ABC Radio National

Planting poetry with Ryan Prehn

13th September 2017

Planting Poetry with Ryan Prehn, Red Room Poetry's new program takes 'New Shoots' to Poetry and nature.

SBS Living Black

Ode to Nature

1st September 2017

The below piece featured in CHILD Magazine in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Canberra. Click the image below to enlarge.

CHILD Magazine

Poetry springs up in the gardens this September

24th August 2017


It stands some 30 metres tall in the middle of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the precious cavities in its trunk home to cockatoos and other native birds. Few would realise this river red gum is older than the gardens themselves, or that it was once much nearer the Yarra River – before white settlers diverted it in order to build the gardens... read more »

The Age

Poems to Sprout - The Koori Mail

24th August 2017

POEMS will be sprouting all over Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens next month as part of Red Room Poetry’s New Shoots project. The project will feature poems inspired by plants in the gardens and written by 10 poets, including celebrated Bunurong author Bruce Pascoe, Worimi record store owner Ryan Prehn... read more »

Koori Mail