New Shoots WA
In human time we will have shed
whole versions of ourselves
before one leaf dislodges from its stem…
~ from 'Sweedman's Sprawling Mallee' by Nandi Chinna
Created by Red Room Poetry, New Shoots is a poetic project that connects people, plants and place to deepen our cultural and creative connections with nature.
With support from Eucalypt Australia, four Western Australian poets are creating and recording new poems responding to specific mallee species, sites and ecosystems in WA and Kings Park Perth. These new poems will be performed as part of Perth Writers Week in February 2019, published online, in learning resources and embedded in the Park to grow the garden of poems.
Artwork: Ian de Sousa