Pity about the modern living in both city and bush, but if we stick with the rhyme and rhythm through thick and thin
we should make it through .
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Subject: Blackened Billy Verse!
Tamworth [NSW] Poetry Reading Group
PO BOX 3001 WEST TAMWORTH 2340
Organisers of The Blackened Billy Verse Competition
THE 2013 BLACKENED BILLY VERSE COMPETITION
ATTENTION WRITERS OF BUSH VERSE!
The Blackened Billy Verse Competition is regarded as one of the most prestigious BUSH POETRY competitions in Australia.
Writers of Bush verse are invited to compete.
First prize is $500 plus the famous BLACKENED BILLY TROPHY.
Second prize is $250 and third $150.
Bush poetry is a traditional type of verse written with rhyme and rhythm that reflects the Australian way of life. The genre has widened in recent years to encompass modern living in both the city and the bush.
Look for writing Tips on the Australian Bush Poets Assn website www.abpa.org.au
Tamworth Poetry Reading Group welcomes entries from new and old writers. Entry forms will be available from September 1. Write to Jan Morris PO Box 3001, West Tamworth NSW 2340 or email [log in to unmask]
Entries close November 30 and the winners will be announced at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2012.