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International Poetry Prize 2015 – Closes 31st October 2014

By Gill – On August 03, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

The Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize for 2015 Judged by Michael Harlow Michael Harlow, who lives and works in Alexandra, Central Otago, has published eight collections of poetry, most recently Sweeping the Courtyard, his Selected Poems (Cold Hub Press, 2014). He was awarded the Lauris Edmond Memorial Prize for his      distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry earlier […]

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Creative Connections Residency 2015 – Call for Applications

By Gill – On May 28, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 3 months Residency Accommodation at Caselberg Cottage in Dunedin $6000 Stipend $2000 Towards residency costs The Caselberg Trust is looking for projects that reach out and make links across a variety of creative media, professional disciplines, and/or communities relevant to the planned project. We welcome applications from people from any background i.e […]

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Winning Poems and Judges Report – International Poetry Competition 2014

By Gill – On May 06, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

Judge’s Report, by Sue Wootton There are many ways to make a poem, as evidenced by the over 200 entries to the 2014 Caselberg Poetry Competition. Yet by the time I had read, re-read, filtered and re-filtered, finer-filtered and even-finer-filtered, there were only eight ways to make a poem which proved robust enough to make […]

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Turner Wins Caselberg Prize for 2014

By Gill – On April 07, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

Otago poet Brian Turner has been awarded the $500 first prize for his poem ‘Mulching’, in the annual Caselberg Trust International Poetry Competition. Second prize ($250) went to Dunedin-based writer Annelyse Gelman for her poem ‘Auden,’. Poems by Mary Macpherson (Wellington), Lynley Edmeades (Dunedin) and Jessica le Bas (Nelson) were highly commended by this year’s […]

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Welcome Deirdre Nelson and “The Kildas” Project

By Gill – On March 24, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1992, I have pursued a parallel career in creating work for exhibition and commission and in working as an artist facilitator to various groups. My nomadic nature and interest in communities have allowed me to develop work for exhibition and on residencies both in UK and Australia […]

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Generous Donation of Wayne Seyb Painting

By Gill – On March 08, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

We are very grateful to Marshall and  Analise Seifert for surprising us with this donation after the Recital by Sydney Manowitz and Donald Cullington. This beautiful piece titled “A Candle for John”, was painted within an hour of John Caselberg’s death by talented artist Wayne Seyb. Marshall and Analise believed it should be part of […]

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City of Literature, Dunedin, New Zealand

By Gill – On February 09, 2014 – In News With Comment Off

The Caselberg Trust Supports Dunedin’s UNESCO Bid On behalf of the Caselberg Trust our Chairperson Dr Janet Downs has provided a letter of support for Dunedin’s current bid to be recognised by UNESCO as a City of Literature. Such recognition would place Dunedin firmly in the network of cities around the world that includes Edinburgh, […]

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Barry Cleavin Fundraising Print available now

By Gill – On December 07, 2013 – In News With Comment Off

Available now through our shop. The Duchess of Hearts meets with Queen Victoria by Barry Cleavin

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2014 Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize

By Gill – On September 05, 2013 – In News With Comment Off

International Poetry Prize 2014 Judged by Sue Wootton Sue Wootton’s publications include three collections of poetry (Hourglass, Magnetic South and By Birdlight), a children’s book, Cloudcatcher, and, most recently, the short story collection The Happiest Music on Earth (Rosa Mira Books 2013, rosamirabooks.com.) A handset portfolio of new and selected poems, Out of Shape, is […]

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Pacific Underground at Albany Street Studios

By Gill – On September 05, 2013 – In News With Comment Off

A little bit of magic happened on the weekend of  August 10th – 11th with Pacific Underground (our 2013 Creative Connections Residents) and friends, spending time  in the University of Otago recording studios.  Recording new work written by Pos during his stay at Caselberg cottage this weekend really showed what “Creative Connections” mean when Pos […]

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Judges Report International Poetry Competition

By admin – On May 01, 2013 – In News With Comment Off

Judge’s Report Two questions worth asking of a poem: From whence does its order come (or, alternatively, from whom does it take its orders?) And, from whence cometh the chaos. A lyric poem needs both. Usually Life provides not only the originating impulse for a poem but also the intrinsic chaos – unexpected persons burst […]

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Caselberg Trust International Poetry Competition for 2013

By admin – On May 01, 2013 – In News With Comment Off

Judge’s Report Two questions worth asking of a poem: From whence does its order come (or, alternatively, from whom does it take its orders?) And, from whence cometh the chaos. A lyric poem needs both. Usually Life provides not only the originating impulse for a poem but also the intrinsic chaos – unexpected persons burst […]

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