Prizes

Join Majella Cullinane, Ruth Arnison and Michael Harlow in this celebration of the winning poems

By Gill – On November 18, 2017 – In News, Poetry, Prizes, Upcoming Events, Winners, Writing With Comment Off

Come to the University Bookshop and listen to the Judges report, winning and highly commended poems being performed. Follow

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International Poetry Prize 2017 Judges Report and Winning Poetry – Winner Majella Cullinane

By Gill – On November 18, 2017 – In News, Poetry, Prizes, Winners, Writing With Comment Off

Judge’s Report It seems to have been an exceptionally long and bitter winter, and world events have done little but add to an increasingly angst ridden mood of despair and disbelief. That is perhaps why so many of the 135 poems offered in this competition dealt with death, pain, illness, mortality and loss. There were […]

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Creative Connections Resident 2018 – Justin Spiers

By Gill – On October 22, 2017 – In Artist, Artworks, Creative Connections Residency, News, Prizes With Comment Off

We are pleased to announce today that our Creative Connections resident in 2018 will be Dunedin based photographer Justin Spiers. Spiers was the Supreme Winner at the Cleveland National Art Awards 2017, and has previously been a finalist at the Wallace Art Awards and the National Contemporary Art Awards. He graduated from Dunedin School of […]

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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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