Author Archives: ruth arnison

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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Hello Spring, we’re 40

Our Spring poetry cards will be in the mail next week. This is the 40th edition of Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ) We’ve made the font larger in this edition so our rest home residents may find it easier … Continue reading

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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.

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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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