TLF ID M020236
This sequence of videos is an interactive resource for Stage 4/5 English and or Stage 4/5 Aboriginal Studies. It assists students to develop knowledge and understanding about Indigenous cultures of Australia. Students will respond to the poet, his texts, and at least one other Aboriginal poet, as well as composing at least one of their own works. In the videos Indigenous poet, Samuel Wagan Watson, describes how he became a poet, his inspiration and his influences. He talks about his disciplined work habits and describes the nature of his poetry. He gives advice to young aspiring writers. He also reads one of his early poems ‘The crooked men’ from his book ‘Smoke encrypted whispers’.