New Zealand Poet Laureate Vincent O'Sullivan headed up the poet's table in the company of Brian Turner, Jenny Bornholdt and Greg O'Brien, and what a perfect companionship of poets they are. Add to that the music of Ariana Tikao, JAM (Julia and Maud Morris and Amy Barnard), and Katlyn Harrison and Nation Sullivan, good food, Te Mata wine, an appreciative audience, and well, it just doesn't get any better.
Hats off to the Trust for this sublime event!
New Zealand Poet Laureate Award, programme coordinator
National Library of New Zealand