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SEPTEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER





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:

Commended
Lydia Chai Cypher, a poem on encryption
Daniel Nissen-Ellison Ginny
Savannah Mouat - Deciduous

Highly Commended
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.






Riemke Ensing - Siobhan Harvey - Dr Maris O'Rourke - Bryan Walpert
Maualaivao Albert Wendt - Briar Wood - Sue Wootton



DIVINE MUSES - An Evening of Poetry was held on 24 August 2018
To read about this event click here






Residency in Alexander

This year Gregory O'Brien and his wife, fellow poet Jenny Bornholdt have taken up residence in Alexander, Central Otago.

They will spend a year at Henderson House, which quotewas the home of Alexandra arts philanthropists, the late Barbara and Russell Henderson, and since 2007 has been host to writers through an invitation-only artist-in-residence programme. The Austrian architect Ernst Plischke designed the house was designed for the Henderson's in the 1950s. After major renovations O'Brien and Bornholdt are the first new residents.

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