Cultivating creative curiousity
Sarah writes a variety of poems. Some, lend themselves to being read privately and others, are intended to be performed aloud. She believes that the energy emitted by performance poetry is a force to be reckoned with. Spoken word has a unique ability to connect people of all ages and backgrounds, it transcends barriers and breaks down walls. Slam poetry, in it's punchy delivery and succinct nature, as well as it's tendency to be delivered in a competition setting, has a distinct capacity to engage audiences and create participants of listeners. Sarah writes slam specific poetry as part of her repertoire and has been privileged to succeed in competitions on a local, state and national level.
This piece won Sarah the 2022 NSW Australia Poetry Slam.
Written in response to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the ascension of Charles III to the throne, this poem was particularly prescient at the time and handles some of the more controversial issues that were (and continue to be) seldom discussed in mainstream media coverage of monarchy.
Remember When Black Lives Mattered?
Written in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent popularity of 'Black Lives Matter' initiatives, Sarah performed this poem at the 2022 Byron Bay Poetry Slam where it won her first place. Sarah believes this piece becomes almost more poignant with the passing of time as it's warnings remain increasingly relevant while it's inspiration has faded into the backdrop of passing trends.
Childish Ambition (Zephyr's Poem)
Inspired by conversations with her son Zephyr, Sarah recorded this piece for the ABC's TV Show- Art Works. It explores themes of ambition, conventions, freedom and maturity through the eyes of a child and has garnered over 300,000 views online.