This great new resource has been created by the Red Room Company who commissioned ten Australian poets to reflect upon a dead poet of their choice and consider how that persons’ life and death has profoundly affected their writing. In Episode 1, Renee Pettitt-Schipp responds to the life and work of Judith Wright. Oodgeroo Noonuccal is also featured in this episode as there is a very tangible link between these two twentieth century poets and their relationship with the landscape, and their shared friendship.
The interview with Pettitt-Schipp provides a very useful exploration of Wright’s concerns and makes excellent supplementary material for HSC Advanced English Module C. The back story for her poem – meeting a tiger shark – outlines a process for writing poetry that would expand student’s understanding of writing in free verse form.
Broadcast on Community Radio Network, you can download the podcast or simply listen and enjoy here Rhyming the Dead