We saw a huge programme of events in 2014, thanks to our coordinator Miriam Barr, and the event-organising poetry-loving volunteers from all over the country.
With events stretching from Peria Valley in the Far North all the way down to Gore and across to Wanaka, with 48 coordinators organising over 60 different events and activities, we saw over 7,300 people head to their local maraes, vinyards or bookstores to celebrate poetry on Friday 22 August. See what went on by clicking on your region below. Alternatively, upload the printable entire events programme here.
We are excited to announce Miriam Barr will be the National Poetry Day Coordinator for 2014.
Miriam Barr is an Auckland-based poet from the Far North with a background in psychology and community development.
Her poems have been published in Landfall, Takahe, Brief, Poetry NZ, JAAM, 4th Floor, Blackmail Press, Enamel, Wild Goose Poetry Review (USA), Potroast and REM Magazine. She has been a Poetry Idol slam champion (2007), creative director of The Literatti, a Poetry Live coordinator and editor of Side Stream, a bi-monthly poetry zine that was distributed for free in unexpected places by a network of poets from Kaitaia to Berlin.