National Poetry Day 2014


There’s a buzz about town and its the buzz of impending poetry events.

There’s even High Tea and Poetry at the historic Athenree Homestead north of Katikati on the 23rd – Devonshire tea and flowing words ($12.50) There’s lots planned around Tauranga. There’s free admission to CAUGHT IN THE ACT at the Mauao Performing Arts Centre 11 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui, Words Music and Song 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start (Bar and snacks available).

Established Tauranga writer and poet Jenny Argante has contributed an original poem.


when she abandoned colour
for the stark exuberance of line
she discovered
a new way of seeing,
the shape outlining
as the ink flowed from her pen

c Jenny Argante

Jenny Argante is reading with other poets at Tauranga Art Gallery on Thursday 21st August 2014. For information check

A selection of Jenny’s poems were published last year by Oceanbook as Working Between the Cracks available through any bookshop.


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