Poetry Shelf noticeboard: Robbie Burns Poetry Prize winners

Political protest and Te Reo has featured strongly in this year’s Robert Burns Poetry Competition entries.

The adult and youth competitions attracted 53 entries last year with only one from overseas.

Judged by poet Kay McKenzie Cooke and Burns Fellow John Newton, the adult competition had a theme Freedom, inspired by Burns’ Here’s a health to them that’s awa.

‘‘The interpretations of the theme freedom ranged from referring to the struggle for political freedom while oppressed; whether that be by health problems or by unfair treatment from past and present injustices; to the image of freedom as expressed in nature.’’

You can access the rest of the ODT article with the complete list of winners and their poems – including the Youth and Unpublished Poets winners.

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