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Readings from the Geometry | Open Book National Poetry Contest

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Geometry and The Open Book.

Come along to hear the winner and the judges’ selection from submissions to our poetry competition. Plus snacks and maybe a glass of wine if you are lucky.

Find out more about the competition and how to enter below.

Sunday August 25, 3pm


More about the competition

$500 First Prize

plus a year’s subscription to literary journal Geometry and our My Book Bag book delivery service

Winner published in Geometry Issue Six. Judges’ selection published here.

Things to know if you want to enter

* Submission dates: 11 to 31 July. One poem per poet.
* Winner and judges’ selection will be notified by August 20
* Poet must be resident in Aotearoa/New Zealand
* Go to the competition webpage for poetical inspiration
* Submit your poem to and include your name and contact details in the email
* Judged by Anna Livesey and Sophie van Waardenberg

More about National Poetry Day.

More about Geometry.

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Earlier Event: July 28
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