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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My First Published Poem - Aged 7

My first published poem appeared in the New Zealand Herald on January 11, 1985

It was placed in the Children's Holiday Competition and I received $5 (I can't remember what placing)

It's not anything amazing for a 7 y/o but I'm very pleased that Mum has kept it all these years - not just my first published poem but my first paid piece of writing.


  1. That's so sweet, Kirsten. How nice that your mother saved it. I can see that your poetic history goes way back. :)

  2. It does seem I was desitned for short form poetry :)