It was a cold, wet August night.
Eight poets arrived one by one to a modern industrial building at the seaward end of Ferry Rd.
There to pick up a gauntlet laid down by WH Auden 83 years before.
A challenge that taxes the minds of most artists, who live in hope that their works will be transformative.
The eight had arrived to recite poems they’d contributed to a newly published climate change anthology called: “No Place to Stand”
And respond to Auden’s provocation that: “Poetry Changes Nothing.”
Toi Ōtautahi was there to film it.
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