And the Winner Is …

By Gill – On October 15, 2017 – In News, Poetry, Prizes, Writing With Comment Off

The winners of the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2017 have been announced, and this year the winning poets (first and runner up) are both Dunedin based writers - Winning poem: Road to Murdering Beach by Majella Cullinane (Dunedin) Runner-up: Finding Billy Collins in the fiction shelves by Ruth Arnison (Dunedin) Four poets also received a highly commended from judge […]

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The Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2017 Opens 1st June

By Gill – On April 09, 2017 – In News, Poetry, Prizes, Writing With Comment Off

Judged by Riemke Ensing.   Riemke Ensing was born in Groningen, The Netherlands, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1951.  She was a tutor in the English Department at the University of Auckland, where she taught until 1999.  She has since been appointed an Honorary Research Fellow (Faculty of Arts) and in 2002 was a Buddle Findlay […]

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Poetry In the Garden and “the unexpected greenness of trees

By Gill – On November 13, 2016 – In News, Past Events, Poetry, Prizes With Comment Off

What a fantastic afternoon we had at Glenfalloch Woodland Garden,  launching six years of the Caselberg International Poetry Prize in the first Caselberg Press imprint, a limited edition anthology,  “the unexpected greenness of trees”. With readings by many of our prize winning poets including Tim Upperton, Sue Wootton, Carolyn McCurdie, Jillian Sullivan, Maris O’Rourke and […]

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2016 International Poetry Prize Winning Poems and Judges Report

By Gill – On November 13, 2016 – In News, Poetry, Winners, Writing With Comment Off

Judge’s Report –  No writer who has ever entered a competition needs to be reminded how much depends on the assumptions, the expectations, the vagaries of the judge’s imposing eye and assessing ear. So before the whistle is blown, so to speak, on this year’s Caselberg, it’s as well to know what the referee was […]

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International Poetry Prize 2016 – Winners

By Gill – On September 21, 2016 – In News, Poetry, Prizes With Comment Off

The $500 First Prize in the 2016 Caselberg Trust International poetry competition has been awarded to Leslie McKay, of Maruia Valley, for her poem ‘Bold Feral and Tender’. This year’s judge, former Poetry Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan, chose the winning work from nearly 300 entries. Second Prize of $250 went to Auckland poet Riemke Ensing for […]

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Caselberg International Poetry Prize Update

By Gill – On March 21, 2016 – In Poetry, Prizes With Comment Off

Entries for the 2016 Caselberg International Poetry Prize will be received in June and July in line with our new timeframe. Further details of how to enter etc will be available on this site shortly. Follow

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