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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 poets reading their submissions to our poetry competition. Follow the link to find out how to enter.

Saturday August 25, 3pm


More about the competition

$250 First Prize

plus a year’s subscription to Geometry and the My Book Bag book delivery service

Judges’ selection published here.

Winner published in Geometry Issue 4


How 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
* 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 at 


Jenny Bornholdt "How to get ahead of yourself while the light still shines"

Tusiata Avia, "Wild Dogs Under My Skirt"

Bill Manhire "On Originality"

Kate Camp "Mute Song"

Karlo Mila "Mana"

Earlier Event: July 29
Readings from Geometry Three