Sunday, October 26, 2014

It's always nice to have a break from your usual weekly routine, spending a day at the Applecross Senior High School. It was a great alternative and exceptional time. I spent two separate hours with Year 11 students (also separate classes) and we worked on some poetry, mainly looking at metaphor. The task was to write about their family, eg. mother, father, and possibly two siblings. I used a workshop written by Canadian poet Patrick Lane who has his own wonderful images. However, one young boy wrote a very funny line;- "my brother is a rash, and is always irritating."

Class teacher is Veronica Lake, who painstakingly every year publishes a book of poetry with prize winners from all submitted high schools. This year the first prize winner blitzed the prize with a great poem titled, Wholly in the Deep.

Copies of this anthology can be bought from me by telephoning 0404666156, or through the Applecross Senior High School, Western Australia.


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Published by Australian Poetry Centre, Melbourne

of Arc & Shadow

of Arc & Shadow
Published by Sunline Press, WA

The Joyous Lake

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Helen Hagemann, MBA(Wrtg) ECowan. Her first literary collection, Evangelyne & other poems, was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in their New Poets Series 2009. 'of Arc & Shadow' is her second full collection published by Sunline Press. She has two e-books, The Joyous Lake & Par écrit: poetry of the feminine @​​docs/joyous_lake/

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