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 and City of Perth, four Western Australian poets are creating and recording new poems responding to specific mallee species, sites and ecosystems in WA and Kings Park Botanic Garden. These new works 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.
PoemsAnatomy of a Lignotuber , Sorrow and Beauty in Equal Measure , Macrocarpa , Fremantle Mallee , Gungurru - Silver Princess , Things are not as they appear, nor are they otherwise , Sweedman’s Sprawling Mallee , In Search of the Meelup Mallee , In the Mallee Garden, Kings Park , Koolark - Home
New Shoots WA Poetry Trail (free)
Sat 23 & Sun 24 Feb 2019, 8.30am-10.00am
Kings Park Perth - Meet at entrance sculpture to the Western Australian Botanic Garden (Fraser Street). Perth Festival staff and volunteers will guide the way to the Botanic Terraces for the event.
Join local poets Nandi Chinna, Daniel Hansen, Luke Sweedman & Renee Pettitt-Schipp at the Kings Park West Australian Botanic Garden Terraces as they perform new poems inspired by unique mallee encounters. Q&A with poets to follow the event.
Book now (free)