Thank you to all those who entered the NZPS International Poetry Competition. We received hundreds of emails in the last few days of the competition! So please be patient as we process your poems, and as we wait for bank deposits from the long weekend to come through. Best of luck to all entrants, and […]

We hope you’re doing well with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. We’re happy to say print copies of the Autumn edition of a fine line are now on their way to our print subscribers. We’ve also resumed posting anthology orders and banking cheques. Thanks for your patience if you were waiting on these. Annual General […]

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Last updated 16 May Here we aim to collate many of the digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Although we are all in our own bubbles, we can come together in cyber space to celebrate poets and poetry! Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated […]

As the nation acclimatises to a lockdown in the fight against coronavirus, the New Zealand Poetry Society would like to reach out to its community and assure you all that we remain strongly committed to the promotion of poets and poetry in Aotearoa. Initiatives for you to look forward to include our International Competition, which […]

Warmest congratulations to Tusiata Avia, Cilla McQueen, and Brian Turner, who have been appointed to The New Zealand Order of Merit. Tusiata Avia and Cilla McQueen become Members of the Order, and Brian Turner becomes an Officer.

June 2020: What did you do once our bubbles could be burst in New Zealand? Although I still haven’t been ‘shopping’, I did go for a haircut (and lucked on an appointment in May because they were flat out and I’d been due a cut 2 weeks into lockdown). It felt oddly risky, as did a […]

The Poetry Kit is seeking international poetry submissions for an online anthology. Poems must have been written during lockdown, but do not need to be about COVID-19 or its impact. Only one poem per submission. Please include a short literary biography in the third person, your location, and the date the poem was finished. Email […]

Poetry at Your Place is hosting another live, online poetry slam tomorrow, May 24th, at 7.30pm NZT. Find details on how to attend here.

May 30th and 31st are big days for competitions and submissions closing, some of which we’ve collected below… The submission guidelines for the following competitions can be accessed via England’s National Poetry Library website. Lucent Dreaming 2020 Poetry Contest (May 30) The Frogmore Poetry Prize 2020 Lord Whisky Animal Sanctuary Poetry Competition 2020 Indigo First […]