Friday, July 20, 2012

1 week until Poetry Day

New Zealand celebrates a 'National Poetry Day' every year on the last Friday in July.

For the days and weeks leading up to Poetry Day, apparently now in its 15th year, poets and readers gather and plan and write and read poems.


And the subversive artists of street poetry redouble their efforts:
poem posters are pasted thick and fast,
including of course the much loved Janet Frame poem 'The End'.

Poetry posters featuring poems by Kelly Ana Morey, Peter Olds and Robert Pinsky enliven an alleyway off Albany Street near the Otago University campus.

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