Author Archives: ruth arnison

Look what’s around the corner

With autumn nearly over and winter fast on its tail our new winter edition will be in the post next week. It’s our annual NZ poets’ edition plus it has the winning poems from our annual competition. Advertisements

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Braille poetry booklets

We’ve been providing our seasonal poetry cards in a braille booklet format for the last seven years. This would not have been possible without assistance from various funding sources. The next four braille editions are possible due to the financial … Continue reading

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2018 Poetry Competition Results

Time to announce the winners of the 2018 Poems in the Waiting Room Poetry Competition The 2018 competition winners have all been notified, and I’ve emailed everyone, who provided me with an email address, to let them know the results … Continue reading

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Our 2018 Competition Sponsors

Whilst the 2018 PitWR competition poems are with Judge Lynley Edmeades I’d like to acknowledge our sponsors. Otago University Press University Bookshop (Otago) Creative Writing Dunedin Without their support our competition would have had a much smaller prize pool. The … Continue reading

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Autumn 2018

Welcome to Autumn 2018  Billy Collins, Barbara Crooker, Rosalind Brackenbury, Barbara Strang, Sandra Simpson, Angie Trudell Vasquez, Sarah Russell, Sophie Hannah and Jane Buxton all have poems appearing in our yellow autumn card. The cards will be appearing in medical … Continue reading

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2018 Poetry Competition

Please read the competition entry conditions carefully before posting your poems. Several entries have not been accompanied by the correct entry fee, have asked for a receipt and have had the poet’s name typed on the poem. For full entry … Continue reading

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Summer reading with PitWR

Check out our Summer 2017 poetry card in a medical waiting room near you. They’re  available in hospices, prisons and rest homes as well. Mercy Hospital and the SDHB also have copies for reading and leaving or taking home to … Continue reading

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