Friday, 18 August 2017
Friday 25 August is National Poetry Day. Make some resolutions now as to how you will mark this day with your friends and family. We will be announcing the winner of our Poetry Spam competition (you will be able to read the winning poem in next week's newsletter). Thank you for all the entries!
On Friday, go out and about with your mobile device and read poems at the locations people have tagged them to on the Nelson Poetry Map - you may well meet other poetry readers reading there. In the mean time, keep adding poems (your own or those by others).
On Friday, come and have a look at our Poetry Day display and receive a swingeing discount if you are prepared to read a verse from the poetry book you want out loud.
Participate in, or just go along to listen to, the 'open mic' poetry event at the Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson, from 12 noon to 2 PM on Friday 25th. There are events all around the country.
20/20 Collection. To mark 20 years of National Poetry Days, 20 poets have been chosen, who each feature one of their poems and each has chosen another poet, who also have a featured poem. Click through to have a look. Nelson-resident poet David Kārena-Holmes is Bluff-resident poet Cilla McQueen's chosen poet. We have a range of David's work in stock, and editions by him and others from his tiny peripatetic Maungatua Press.