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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

Today - Dinah Hawken Top of Cable Car

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

Ghost Ships - Chris Orsman Queens Wharf

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

My Lost Youth - Bill Manhire Bottom of Cable Car

Energy Crisis - Rachel McAlpine Cuba Mall

Wellington - James K Baxter front of Railway Station

New View - Andrew Johnston front of Te Papa

Round Oriental Bay - Lauris Edmond front of Freyberg pool

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

After Glover - Harry Ricketts Courtenay Place bus depot

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.


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