24 Aug 2018

National Poetry Day!

From Afternoons, 3:08 pm on 24 August 2018

Its National Poetry Day! And so we set a challenge for you, write us a poem using only the words we provide, in an hour.

For those not playing at home, the words were: "leader, Cow, travel, grain, spill, wave". The poem has to be no more than 6 lines. the winner takes home a Critter of the Week t-shirt. 

Dunedin Poet Sue Wootton has been sorting through the entries. Sue has authored five collections of poetry, the most recent of which The Yield was shortlisted for the Ockham Book Awards.

She picked Sandy Abbot's poem: 

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Photo: Ali Ventura / Pablo

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