Poetry springs up in the gardens this September

Hannah Francis It stands some 30 metres tall in the middle of the Botanic , the precious cavities in its trunk home to cockatoos and native birds. Few would realise this gum is older than the themselves, or that it was once much nearer the Yarra River – before white settlers diverted it in order to build the . SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share on Twitter TWEET Link Ryan Prehn and the remnant river red gum, which could be up to 300 years old, according to the Botanic Gardens. : Eddie "There is a story to tell from the tree’s perspective," says Ryan Prehn. He’s one of Victorian poets whose poems will appear around the gardens and on the sides of city trams for the New Shoots program, part of the Melbourne Writers , which opens on Friday. SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share on Twitter TWEET Link Poets Ryan Prehn and Maria Takolander. Photo: Eddie Jim Each of them was invited to respond to a particular plant or area in the gardens. Prehn, whose heritage is from the Worimi people of NSW, says the project helped reconnect to […]

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