The battle of words over Tasmania’s Poetry Cup took place over the weekend, with people packing out Launceston’s St Ailbe’s Hall to watch and participate.
Taking place as part of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, the event was contested by previous Howard Kaplan, the 2017 winner, and partner Nancy Corbett, who won in 2016.
In the end the prize was taken out by former Australian Poetry Slam winner Arielle Cottingham.
Tasmanian Poetry Festival director Cameron Hindrum commended the high standard of all the cup entries.
He added: “It's always fascinating to witness the diversity of issues, styles, voices and quirks that cup entries represent.”
The 2018 Tasmanian Poetry Festival wraps up on Sunday afternoon with a reading by all nine guest poets at St Ailbe's Hall in Margaret St, and will be back in 2019 from October 4 to 6.
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