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Where to find Pavement Poetry In Wgtn this Friday

Where to find Pavement Poetry this Friday

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 has created a journey of twelve poems and poetry extracts that will be chalked on the pavement in Wellington’s CBD this Friday. Keep an eye out for hardy poets braving the cold to hand out free Poetry Postcards on the street between 12 to 2pm.

The Journey:

Poem Poet Placement

1.
Today - Dinah Hawken Top of Cable Car

2.
July, July - Vincent O’Sullivan Main Quad, Victoria University

3.
Ghost Ships - Chris Orsman Queens Wharf

4.
The Desperadoes - Iain Sharp Molesworth St, front of National Library

5.
My Lost Youth - Bill Manhire Bottom of Cable Car

6.
Energy Crisis - Rachel McAlpine Cuba Mall

7.
Wellington - James K Baxter front of Railway Station

8.
New View - Andrew Johnston front of Te Papa

9.
Round Oriental Bay - Lauris Edmond front of Freyberg pool

10.
Instructions for How to get Ahead of yourself While the Light Still Shines
Jenny Bornholdt Civic Square

11.
After Glover - Harry Ricketts Courtenay Place bus depot

12.
The Basics - Geoff Cochrane front of Unity Books


The New Zealand Poetry Society would like to thank Montana Poetry Day and Creative Communities - Wellington for their generous support with this project.

ENDS

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