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National Poetry Day, August 23

AND we are celebrating. Every patient at Mercy Hospital will receive one of 9 poARTry postcards and a Poems in the Waiting Room leaflet with their lunchtime meal. AND Every Southern DHB patient will receive a sheet of poetry on … Continue reading

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PoARTry at Mercy

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Another National Poetry Day event

We’re also celebrating National Poetry Day on August 23 by providing all patients at Dunedin’s Mercy Hospital, with a poetry postcard on their lunch time meal tray. We selected 10 poems, offered them to 10 artists and their response to … Continue reading

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Looking ahead – National Poetry Day August 23

We’re celebrating National Poetry Day on August 23 by teaming up with Southern DHB to provide poetry cards on the lunch time meal trays for all inpatients. Just because you’re not out and about doesn’t mean you should miss out … Continue reading

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Winter 2019

The winter poetry cards have been posted all around New Zealand today. Look out for this latest card in your local medical waiting room, hospice, or rest home. They’re also available for prison inmates. Braille copies can be found at … Continue reading

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2019 Poetry Competition Results

Time to announce the winners of the 2019 Poems in the Waiting Room Poetry Competition The 2019 competition winners have all been notified, and I’ve emailed everyone, who provided me with an email address, to let them know the results are out. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Autumn

Welcome to the 2019 Autumn Poems in the Waiting Room poetry card. Mercy Healthcare has been extremely supportive and has offered to sponsor our poetry cards for the next four seasons. We’re printing 8400 cards and delivering them all over … Continue reading

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The 2019 competition has closed

Now the competition has closed I can tell you we received 389 poems from 202 poets -a record number of entries. After Diane Brown agreed to judge our competition she heard she had been awarded a residency at the Michael … Continue reading

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Summer 2018

Our summer card has been out a month now so a very belated welcome to it. If anyone in NZ would like copies of the summer card please let me know, I’ve got plenty to spare. The featured December poets … Continue reading

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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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