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Poetry slam nationals in Wellington

Nov 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

THE NATIONAL Poetry Slam final is being held in Wellington this weekend, and organisers hope it will boost the popularity of poems in New Zealand.

The competition has been running thoughout the country over the past four months.  The 12 finalists will be given three minutes to present an original poem – without any props – and they’ll be judged by audience members randomly selected on the night.

Master of Ceremonies Michelle Bolton says poetry is slowly gaining recognition around the country and they’re really trying to broaden its fan base.

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Michelle Bolton says the Poetry Slam finals will be held on Saturday night.

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is a student on the 2012 radio journalism diploma course. Te Wetini has also completed the Certificate of Journalism.
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