Calling All Poets

Are you a poet? Festival of Flowers, in association with Heritage Christchurch, is holding a poetry competition combining the the Festival theme ‘The Tree of Life’ in the year the Festival turns 21. Poems can be up to 30 lines, with choice of style wide open: sentimental, quirky, hilarious, philosophical. Email up to two poems by 24 February to: summerpoets@gmail.com

The Judges will be James Norcliffe and Ruth Todd, who both officiated at the 2005 event. Finalists will read their works out at a Soirée (at Heritage Christchurch) on 2 March prior to the supreme winner being announced. A selection of poems will later appear on the Festival of Flowers website.