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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 New Shoots Anthology : Poems Inspired by Plants
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'Created by The Red Room Company, New Shoots, is a poetic partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney Olympic Park and Bundanon Trust. The project celebrates and cultivates poems inspired by plants and place.

'Coinciding with the 200th birthday of the Royal Botanic Garden, poets Mark Tredinnick, Eileen Chong and Eric Avery have been commissioned to create "poetic pathways" now installed throughout the Garden. At Sydney Olympic Park, poet Lorna Munro is creating poems that will be embedded into the Badu Mangroves boardwalk. Linked creative learning resources also support a series of poetic workshops across these sites and others in the future.' (Source : Red Room Company website)


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* Contents derived from the Surry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,:The Red Room Company , 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Fallen Myrtle Trunki"in the temperate forests, the wet", Stuart Cooke , single work poetry (p. 12-15)
Anneslea Fragransi"First there is touch", Magdalena Ball , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
Leaving Wilonai"Here it was lost, that blood-quiet ground,", John Stokes , single work poetry (p. 18-19)
Our Primitive Livesi"The Opera House squats on Djubuguli, once a tidal island", John Bennett , single work poetry (p. 20-23)
Antarctic Beechi"Gondwanan", Stuart Cooke , single work poetry (p. 24-30)
How Deep Is Your Lovei"I grow shallow in the breadth of your thoughts", Julie Maclean , single work poetry (p. 31)
Sensuriousi"{Capsicum annum} This, then, our new world, serried with vigilance,", Ian Gibbins , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Sufficient Harvesti"White hips", John Stokes , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Strangler Figi"more fun than the tower tree", Chloë Callistemon , single work poetry (p. 36)
What Is Commonly Called a Weedi"What is commonly called a weed", Jeremy Gadd , single work poetry (p. 37)
Aboreal Sororityi"The party-girls have tarted themselves up", Anne M. Carson , single work poetry (p. 38)
Corymbia Ficifoliai"Late afternoon a red glow suffuses a patch", Anne Elvey , single work poetry (p. 39)
White Mangrove (Avicennia Marina Subsp. Australasica)i"Mudflat dweller,", Annie Hunter , single work poetry (p. 40)
Coirëfloweri"This yellow petal", Shaneen Goodwin , single work poetry (p. 41)
Agapanthusi"We have colonised you with white", Moya Pacey , single work poetry (p. 42)
Vitis Viniferai"we don’t differ wildly,", Miguel Jacq , single work poetry (p. 43)
Tears of Stonei"The land of this island", Mohammad Ali Maleki , single work poetry (p. 44-46)
Sheoaki"When this sheoak fell in a storm", Mike Ladd , single work poetry (p. 47)
On Seurat in My Backyardi"A thief has infiltrated Chicago’s Art Institute", Frances Rouse , single work poetry (p. 48-49)
The Cootamundra Wattle (Acacia Baileyana)i"You explode in a million medals", P. S. Cottier , single work poetry (p. 50-51)
Last amended 11 May 2020 08:49:22