Category Archives: Poetry

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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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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