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Poetry in ACTION winners unveiled

By johnboy 24 June 2013 11

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Joy Burch has announced the poets who’ll be gracing the spots ACTION can’t sell ads for on their buses:

From today, bus commuters will be able to enjoy reading the poems of 10 winners of the competition: Tara Cheyne, Peter Clynes, P.S. Cottier, Isaac Dugdale, Katherine Hind, Rosa O’Kane, Moya Pacey, Geoff Page, Sarah Rice and Elisabeth Yarbakhsh.

An independent peer panel of distinguished writers and poets – Hal Judge, Lizz Murphy and Will Small – chose the winners from the 270 submissions received. Each winner was awarded received $500, a $40 MyWay card and their winning entry posted on ACTION buses.

Congratulations to all.

[Pictured: PS Cottier and her poem]


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astrojax 11:49 am 25 Jun 13

poetix said :

Thanks all!

No astrojax, I didn’t post it in the original thread on here…being incredibly selfish and nasty, I wanted to keep the idea of an acrostic spelling out Canberra to myself!

Does that make me a bad person? (I do post others here, as you know.)

it make you an ogre, of course… 🙂

i’m not sure my poetic ramblings are fit for riotact. maybe one, one day.

LSWCHP 9:40 pm 24 Jun 13

Nice work there, girl. You raise the tone, here and elsewhere. 🙂

poetix 6:31 pm 24 Jun 13

(I’m blushing.)

By the way, I see that another poet did a Canberra acrostic: James Rensch, who is eight. The children’s poems can be accessed by that page above, as can the highly commended poems.

Thumper 4:18 pm 24 Jun 13

Poetix read out a number of poems at Smith’s last thursday night.

Quite a wonderful night of poetry and readings.

poetix 4:12 pm 24 Jun 13

Thanks all!

No astrojax, I didn’t post it in the original thread on here…being incredibly selfish and nasty, I wanted to keep the idea of an acrostic spelling out Canberra to myself!

Does that make me a bad person? (I do post others here, as you know.)

bundah 3:51 pm 24 Jun 13

Excellent poem Poetix 🙂

astrojax 3:40 pm 24 Jun 13

big up poetix!! whoo-hoo to you – did you post that poem in the original thread on this competition?? 🙂

(i’m guessing your real identity isn’t rosa kane)

i knew the dugdale lad when he was a somewhat younger lad – good on him, too…

poetix 1:24 pm 24 Jun 13

http://www.arts.act.gov.au/policy_programs_initiatives/poetry_in_action/2013-poetry-in-action

That’s a link to all the poems, for those who might like to read them off-bus.

dpm 1:15 pm 24 Jun 13

poetix said :

Performing poetry sober, freezing, on a bus at 9.30 is a tad rough…But it was lots of fun. Poets ranged in age from 18 to slightly more than 18. I am so happy to have my poem next to an illustration by Trevor Dickinson.

Good stuff! Pity we can’t see the whole poem in the pic though (as I don’t get on buses too often).
P.S I’m 6/12 into my year off the booze, so i’m sure you can survive one bus trip! Hahaha! Cheers! 🙂

Meconium 12:42 pm 24 Jun 13

Congrats Poetix and others!

poetix 11:09 am 24 Jun 13

Performing poetry sober, freezing, on a bus at 9.30 is a tad rough…But it was lots of fun. Poets ranged in age from 18 to slightly more than 18. I am so happy to have my poem next to an illustration by Trevor Dickinson.

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