NEW VOICES - Emerging Poetts Competition Winners Announced
National Poetry Day celebrates poetry and at the Divine Muses Reading held at AUT the winners of the NEW VOICES Emerging Poets Competition were announced.
The judge Elizabeth Morton, spoke of how the competition has been the launch pad for many people in poetry over the years since its inception in 2012. It certainly was for me. She praised all the poets who had submitted and anouncer her winners:
Lydia Chai – Cypher, a poem on encryption
Daniel Nissen-Ellison – Ginny
Savannah Mouat - Deciduous
Lincoln Jaques - Plague
Sarah Scott - Hydrangeas
Runner-up: PATRICIA HANIFIN On being silent too long
Winner: GILLIAN ROACH A boy says he has no say
To learn more about the evening and read the judge’s report and winning poems click here.