Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It's National Poetry Day on Friday when the winner of the NZ Book Award for poetry is announced. To celebrate Tuesday Poem has posted a poem from each of the finalists. The editor is Renee Liang who has trawled the three books and chosen the poems and written a thoughtful post about each of them. Do have a look here. And there are a host of wonderful Tuesday Poems in the sidebar. I'm posting one by Tuesday Poet Jen Compton here later today from her gorgeous book This City which I launched at the Thistle Inn last night. Meanwhile, I'm off to walk the dog. It's a still cool day here in Wellington and I can hear a tui in the garden talking to one up in the bush. Happy Poetry week everyone.