A list of the winners of the 2018 UNESCO Dunedin City of Literature poetry competition.
Click the titles to read the full poems.
With sincere thanks to our judges, Carolyn McCurdie (Young Poets Section), Elena Poletti and Rhian Gallagher. Our thanks also to the competition sponsors.
Young Poets Category: Rap Like Robbie
Sponsored by the Dunedin Edinburgh Sister City Society
1st Place: Sophia Niblock, I'm Wondering
Joint 2nd Place: Ollie Young, Address to a Plastic Bag
3rd Place: Emma Davis, The Kings of the Earth
Highly-commended: Caitlin O'Brien, An Ode to the Cheese Roll
Highly-commended: Millie O'Neill, Archibald
Unpublished Adult Poets Category
Sponsored by the Dunedin Public Libraries Association (Friends of the Library)
1st Place: Jean O'Neill, Midnight Shift
2nd Place: Eleanor Girvan, Lament O the Datin Scene
3rd Place: Mark Sanford, To An Old Dug Dreaming
Published Adult Poets Category
Sponsored by Royden and Lee Somerville and the Otago Scottish Heritage Council
1st Place: Marjory Woodfield, A Robbie Burns Supper in Saudi Arabia
2nd Place: Peter Matheson, Fause Truth
3rd Place: Linzy Forbes, A Lament