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Our 2019 Poetry Competition

The PitWR trustees would like to thank  Otago University Press and Otago University Bookshop for their long-term support of our annual poetry competition. We welcome Karen McDonnell to our sponsorship team.  Karen owns The Wardrobe in South Dunedin.  Earlier in the year Karen opened The Wardrobe  for two … Continue reading

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Only three days left of A Palette of Poetry

We close on Sunday afternoon, October 28th,  so if you fancy looking at some great artwork and reading some terrific poems get yourself down to Resene Colorshop in Crawford St, Dunedin. All the artworks are for sale. Red Dots mean … Continue reading

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And the exhibition continues…..

If you live in Dunedin, pop along to the Resene Colorshop in Crawford St. Our annual fundraising exhibition is on until Sunday October 28. All artworks are for sale. Four very different responses to the Jenny Joseph poem, Warning. Artists … Continue reading

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A Palette of Poetry

Andy McCready’s response to Bernadette Hall’s poem, Scraps. Both artworks are for sale at Resene Colorshop Dunedin supporting                                    Poems in the Waiting Room … Continue reading

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A Palette of Poetry 2

Jonny Waters created these two fun artworks for our exhibition. His work is a response to Sylvia Plath’s poem, You’re. You’re Clownlike, happiest on your hands, Feet to the stars, and moon-skulled, Gilled like a fish. A common-sense Thumbs-down on … Continue reading

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A Palette of Poetry 2 – our 2018 fundraiser

Earlier in the year we provided 40 artists with a range of poems with the instruction to pick one or two poems and create an artwork, in your chosen medium, in response to your poem/s. The result is A Palette … Continue reading

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National Poetry Day – August 24

Poems in the Waiting Room is thrilled to be celebrating our National Poetry Day with the support of the Southern DHB.  Patients at Dunedin, Wakari, Southland and Lakes District Hospitals will be treated to poetry, supplied by  Poems in the Waiting … Continue reading

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