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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And The Winner Of “Snap Happy” is …. Charlotte Tanner

By Gill – On August 15, 2016 – In Creative Arts, Fundraiser, News, Winners With Comment Off

On Sunday 31st August, at the opening of “The Photo Show” fundraising event at Moray Gallery, Dunedin, we were thrilled to also announce the prize winners of the “Snap Happy” competition for children and young people.  We thank Brian Miller for judging this and also a special thank you to Doc Ross for contributing one […]

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Sketches from an Artists Residency

By Gill – On December 08, 2015 – In musician, Past Events, Past Residencies, Poetry, Winners With Comment Off

Alex Taylor, 2015 Caselberg Trust Creative Connections Artist in Residence discusses his time living at the Caselberg House on Otago Peninsula and the concert he curated at Marama Hall which featured works by himself, Anthony Watson, Jack Body, Ronald Tremain and John Cousins.  Please click on the link below.           […]

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International Poetry Prize 2015 – Awards Presentation

By Gill – On April 21, 2015 – In News, Poetry, Prizes, Winners, Writing With Comment Off

Here are a few images from last weeks  event at the University Bookshop – Dunedin.  Attendees were treated to an eclectic array of New Zealand poetry readings.   Congratulations goes to Sue Wootton for being this years first prize winner. The prize-winning poems and the judge’s report will be published in the May issue of Landfall, […]

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Sue Wootton wins 2015 International Poetry Prize

By Gill – On March 02, 2015 – In Poetry, Prizes, Winners With Comment Off

First prize of $500 in the fifth annual Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize for 2015 has been won by Dunedin poet Sue Wootton, for her poem ‘Luthier’. Second prize ($250) was awarded to Jessica le Bas, of Nelson, for ‘Four Photographs from a Window’. Alexandra poet Michael Harlow, who judged the competition, said in his […]

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Judges Report International Poetry Competition

By admin – On May 01, 2013 – In Poetry, Winners, Writing 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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