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Have you got a poem in you?

July 22, 2014

national poetry dayTararua District Library is celebrating National Poetry Day with an online Poetry Competition, from 1 to 21 August 2014.

Have your poem published online in our blog, and be in to win a book prize for 1st place.

Need some tips?  Learn about writing poetry here  or call in to your local library to borrow one of our many poetry books.



  1. The competition runs from 1st August to 21st August 2014
  2. Entries close at 3pm 21st August 2014
  3. No late entries will be accepted
  4. The winner will be announced on National Poetry Day 22 August 2014, on our blog site
  5. All entries must be typed and can be emailed to or handed in at any branch of Tararua District Library
  6. All poems to be an original creation of the person submitting it, and must be previously unpublished
  7. Entries to be accompanied by the name, address and contact details of the submitter
  8. All poems to be in English
  9. The decision of the judges is final
  10. Open to all adult New Zealand residents – aged 18 and over


Award-winning poet Belinda Diepenheim has had her poetry published in various New Zealand and international magazines and ezines. Belinda won the prestigious 2013 Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems for her Bitterness and Flax group of eighteen poems.  Belinda will be joining at our Poetry Evening at the Woodville Library on 21 August.





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