Montana Poetry day today – Friday July 24

The Rocky Shore, by Jenny Bornholdt, has won the poetry section of the Montana Book Awards (Anarchic poet didn’t know it: Stuff)

And Cilla McQueen is the new Poet Laureate.

We like a bit of poetry we do
And today’s the day to wax poetic
There’s poetry stuff to do.

Montana Poetry Day – Friday 24 July

poetryMontana Poetry Day is a celebration of all things poetic – scribble, read, recite  …  It’s also the day on which the winner of the poetry category of this year’s Montana New Zealand Book Awards will be announced.

Local events listed on the Montana Poetry Day site:

A Poetic Pause and Wall of Words
12.30 – 1.30 pm, Friday 24th July 2009
Canterbury University Bookshop, University Drive, Ilam, Christchurch

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Poet Tree

Poet tree
Poet tree

How are you going to celebrate Montana Poetry Day on Friday 18 July?

In the Central Library we’ve got a poet tree – come along and add your choice selection … so far we’ve got a bit of Robert Browning,  T. S. Eliot and Stevie Smith

Down at South Library there will be a Poetry Day performance by Airing Cupboard Women’s Poetry Group – 18 July 2008, 11:00am – 12:00pm

See our previous post on Poetry Day.