Dr. Amy Brown is a New Zealand poet, novelist, and teacher, who is now a permanent resident of Australia. Amy emigrated in 2009 to complete a PhD on contemporary epic poetry at the University of Melbourne. The creative half of her thesis, an epic poem titled The Odour of Sanctity was published in 2013. After tutoring and lecturing in creative writing for four years at the University of Melbourne, Amy made the epiphanic decision to become a secondary school teacher. She completed her Graduate Diploma of Teaching at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education in 2015.
This project was made possible by the Ian Potter Museum of Art's 'Miegunyah' Fund Award. Gratitude is due, in particular, to Dr. Heather Gaunt for her warm support of this research. All images reproduced in these pages are from the Potter's Russell and Mab Grimwade 'Miegunyah' Collection, with the exception of the William Strutt self-portrait, which belongs to the National Library of Australia.
And, thank you for visiting this site. I hope it is a useful source of inspiration in (or out) of the English / Humanities classroom.
If you have any questions or comments about this site, please get in touch via the form below. And, if you'd be willing to share your (or your students') ekphrastic writing with me, I'd love to read it and publish it on the 'Samples' page.