This year’s shortlist includes ANZL member Cliff Fell, along with Hera Lindsay Bird, and Sandi King. Guest judge Carol Ann Duffy will introduce the finalists and then announce the winner of the 2017 Sarah Broom prize at the Auckland Writers Festival on Sunday 21 May 4.30-5.30pm. The finalists will also read poems from their submissions. This is a free event.

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