Author Archives: ruth arnison

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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Our 2018 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 Diane Brown’s Creative Writing Dunedin to our sponsorship team. Conditions of Entry: Information on how to enter and prizes form part … Continue reading

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Love Waltz with Fireworks-our CHAIRity auction

SOLD, Sold, Sold. That was the lovely sound ringing out from Mandy Mayhem-Bullock, our auctioneer, on Sunday afternoon, October 15. I had planned to take photos but my plans and reality didn’t coincide. ( Thanks to Philip and Lee for … Continue reading

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Our 2017 CHAIRity FUNdraiser

We purchased 40 odd wooden chairs  which we gave to local artists along with 9 poems and the brief, use the chairs as a canvas to respond to one of the poems. Each artist was allowed to choose 5 free … Continue reading

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Welcome to Spring

This Spring edition is already on the way to 639 medical waiting rooms, 457 rest homes, 8 prisons, 5 hospices and all the SDHB waiting areas. Sincere thanks to: André Surridge, my regular ‘go to’ poet for haiku, Kelli Russell Agodon for allowing … Continue reading

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Never too old

  I received this lovely poem from Marjorie Latimer who is still writing poetry at 91! Just a stick   My age is such My walking stick is noted More than me I’m holding it A prop on wobbly days … Continue reading

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Winter 2017 – our 35th poetry card.

Our winter card always features NZ poets and the prizewinners in our annual poetry competition.   We’ve sent 8500 winter cards out into the world so look out for this burgundy poetry card in your nearest medical waiting room, rest home … Continue reading

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