Whangarei celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday, July 29, at the Nectar Cafe on Bank Street, followed by some raucous late-night poetry at the Butter Factory.
Winners of the 2010 Northland competition:
1st: Anne McDonnell, Maestro
2nd: Martin Porter, My lover is a rainstorm
1st: Tim Howard, relating
2nd: Jac Jenkins, Found
1st Honourable Mention: Moae Armstrong, Land for the wrong white crowd
2nd Honourable Mention: Maxine Hillier, My Father’s Voice
PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARD
(votes from ballot boxes in both libraries):
Pamela Teesdale, Russian Blue
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR WINNERS AND ALL OUR POETS WHO HELPED US CELEBRATE THIS YEAR.
THANK YOU TO OUR JUDGES, OUR SPONSORS, NECTAR CAFE and BUTTER FACTORY.