The New Zealand Poetry Society is happy to welcome Jamie Trower onto the committee. Jamie Trower is a poet, journalist and motivational speaker from Auckland. He works for M2 magazine as a writer, and in his spare time scribbles poetry about life, death and everything in between. He is actively involved with poetry around the […]

Take a peek behind the magic curtain of performance poetry, with invaluable advice for those willing to brave the stage from Tarns Hood (second place-getter at the 2017 NZ National Poetry Slam), while Joan Fleming shares her overview of the NZ poetry publishing landscape. If you’ve ever wanted to know who’s publishing what, this one’s […]

UPDATE 11/12: SOLD OUT! The 2018 anthology is now sold out. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please register interest by emailing info@poetrysociety.org.nz so we can gauge if there are sufficient numbers for a further limited run. Edited by Gail Ingram, it includes winning poetry from our 2018 International Poetry and Haiku Competition, […]

February 2019:  February 6 is New Zealand’s national day, known here as Waitangi Day (the Treaty of Waitangi between Maori and British was signed on February 6, 1840) so my Haiku Happenings preamble this month is about our national flag. After the sudden death of Aalix Roake in December, our haiku community now also farewells […]

A reminder that entries for the very excellent Poems in the Waiting Room 2019 competition are due 28th February.

The New Zealand Poetry Society is thrilled to announce that Emma Shi has joined us as Editorial Assistant. Emma will be helping Editor, Ivy Alvarez, with the production of our quarterly magazine, a fine line. Ivy says “I’m both delighted and looking forward to working with Emma Shi and I predict we’ll be bringing some […]

All are welcome to the launch of the New Zealand Poetry Society anthology for 2018: ‘The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation’ Hear readings from some of the featured poets for the freshest poetry in NZ. Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Upper Chamber, 61/69 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington 5:45pm for a 6pm start. Hope to see […]