Charlie Ward of Wellington has won the inaugural Great New Zealand Digi-Poem Competition with his audio-visual version of Paekakariki poet Apirana Taylor's poem 'Hinemoa's Daughter'.
The announcement was made by NZ Electronic Poetry Centre (nzepc) Director and Convenor of Judges Michele Leggott at the Montana Poetry Day event, whch was held at Auckland City Libray. I miissed the gig - but like others I can enjoy the results online, here
Great idea this - and hopefully, the same again next year. Meanwhile others might think about putting some of their material into the same kind of framework.
I have in mind some of our heritage collections combining to create a project that encourages fresh interpretation of their material, with the material and the results used as demonstrators to the New Zealand Creative Commons framework. Any takers? NZ Sound Archive, Alexander Turbull, Hocken , ACL Heritage , Auckland Museum?
Silly idea? Comments?