A Treasury of NZ Poems for Children, ed Paula Green, illustrations Jenny Cooper, this edition, Penguin Random House, 2017
To celebrate the return of this gorgeous book to our shops (yeah I can buy more copies again!!) I have one to give away to a child.
The wee challenge: Write a short poem for your favourite NZ poet (except I’d rather you didn’t pick me!!) Under the title write who the poem is for. (for Joy Cowley or Margaret Mahy or Peter Bland or James K Baxter or Elena de Roo or Bill Manhire or Jenny Bornholdt or Peter Millet or Gavin Bishop or Kyle Mewburn or Janet Frame or Elizabeth Smith or Hone Tuwhare or Fifi Colston or Peggy Dunstan or Emma Neale or Shirley Gawith or Courtney Sina Meredith or Rachel McAlpine or Richard Langston or Anna Jackson or Sam Hunt or Sue Wotton or Bill Nagelkirke or John Parker or Ruth Paul or Apirana Taylor ….. and there are lots more poets in the book including children!
The poem might be about anything.
It might borrow a title from your favourite poet.
Or borrow a character or a subject and take your poem in a new direction.
It might play with words.
It might tell a story.
Send to me by Friday 8th December.
Include your name, age year and name of school.
Include Treasury in email subject line.
I will post favourites and pick one to send book to on Monday 11th December.