I was delighted when Ruth Arnison of Dunedin asked if my poem entitled ‘Love Affair’ (for Katherine Mansfield* ) could be included in the Autumn 2015 issue of Poems in the Waiting Room which is an arts based health charity
 distributing poems to medical centres, rest homes,hospitals, hospices, prisons etc. The cards are A4 size folded in three so that between eight and ten poems can be featured. New editions of the cards are printed and distributed
 every season and selections are made from contemporary ( especially NZ) poets, older poems, haiku and poems for children. The poems are selected for readers’ enjoyment and are in no way  a vehicle to deliver social / health
 messages The print run and the distribution has gradually increased over the years and presently 6000 cards every season are sent throughout most of the country.
Further details, photos and short biographies of the featured and contributing poets can be read on <https:// waitingroompoems.wordpress.com>
* Riemke Ensing, The K.M File and other poems with Katherine Mansfield, Hazard Press, 1993.