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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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 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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Winning Poems and Judges Report – International Poetry Competition 2014

By Gill – On May 06, 2014 – In News, Poetry, Prizes, Writing 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, Poetry, Prizes, Writing 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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City of Literature, Dunedin, New Zealand

By Gill – On February 09, 2014 – In Fiction Writing, Poetry, Writing 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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