Manukau poetry competition winners
22 July 2008
Winners of inaugural Manukau poetry competition announced
The winners in the inaugural Bernard Gadd Memorial Poetry Prize were announced at a Montana Poetry Week celebration held at Howick Library on Friday.
Local poet Riemke Ensing was the winner with “The Poet is Seen Flying Across the Manukau [for Bernard Gadd]". Runner-up was Siobhan Doherty with "Manukau Bubbles" and Bronwyn Bryant's "Dream a River" took out third place.
The competition attracted 70 poems from 33 poets. Manukau Libraries' Manukau in Poetry website will soon feature the winning poems as well as a selection of other entries, www.manukau-libraries.govt.nz
The competition sponsored by the Gadd family will be an annual event. It commemorates the late Manukau poet Bernard Gadd and continues his support of poetry in the city