Let’s get poetry off the page and into the heart and soul of Australian young writers and readers.

Here are some ideas to get you started in the classroom, at home, in your backyard or even in the supermarket!

100 Views 

The 100 Views was inspired by the work of Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849) and developed by Australian poet and author, Libby Hathorn.The website invites you to choose a local ‘icon’ to celebrate your community through art, poetry, music and history. It provides teaching tools such as poetry and art workshops and background notes to help you work towards a Festival of 100 Views:- 100 paintings, 100 poems, 100 interviews and so on.Importantly, the website allows teachers to publish their students work as a School Gallery to be ultimately shared with schools round the world.

Global Poem for Change

To celebrate Poetry Month 2011, LitWorld drew many voices together to write a Global Poem for Change. Writer Naomi Shihab Nye provided the opening line of the poem: “I send my words out into the air, listening for yours from everywhere.” [Video introduction to the project

Poetry Forge

Poetry Forge: interactive poetry generators for classroom use, lesson plans, exemplars, and collaborative discussion areas to interact with other teachers who are working to integrate these tools into their classroom instruction.

100 Thousand Poems for Change 

Join other poets around the globe to celebrate  poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change. 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE is organising a global event for September 24, 2011. If you think you would like to participate or organize your own event, please sign up on Facebook or contact 100 Thousand Poets for Change at walterblue@bigbridge.org

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