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The Word Is On The Street!

July 5 2005

The Word Is On The Street!

The New Zealand Poetry Society is taking poetry to the streets with Pavement Poetry and Poetry Postcards as part of Montana Poetry Day celebrations – Friday, July 22nd. Thousands of Wellington pedestrians will be entertained as colour and literature pop up all around the central city in the middle of the grey winter.

The New Zealand Poetry Society will curate a journey of twelve poems that will be chalked on the pavement in Wellington’s CBD. Keep an eye out for hardy poets braving the cold to hand out free Poetry Postcards on the street from 12 to 2pm.

The New Zealand Poetry Society intends to curate a range of poems and poetic fragments that best represents the diversity of Wellington City, whether past or present. The selection may render what is familiar and ordinary, unfamiliar or extraordinary. The poems will be moved to a new context, and pedestrians may be led to view aspects of the city afresh.

Also as part of Montana Poetry Day celebrations and the Museum of Wellington City and Sea’s Telling Tales programme - join the New Zealand Poetry Society on Thursday 21 July, 7.30pm at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, Queens Wharf. James Brown and Geoff Cochrane will read Wellington poems and talk about being writers strongly influenced by living in Wellington.

The New Zealand Poetry Society would like to thank Creative Communities - Wellington City, Montana Poetry Day and the Museum of Wellington City and Sea for their generous support with these events.


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