Where’s all the gold by GollyGforce

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Winter 2018 edition is LOST & FOUND. What does this phrase mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? Deadline 20 July 2018. Read the guidelines here: https://poetrysociety.org.nz/poems-reviews/a-fine-line-quarterly-magazine/ Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. Please note the current Autumn edition only becomes […]

Looking for poetry action near you? Here’s our list of poetry events, workshops, groups, and readings that happen regularly in venues throughout New Zealand.

Open Section | Haiku Section | Open Junior Section | Haiku Junior Section OPEN SECTION (Anne French) First Place: ‘Bathing in Melancholy’ Bogusia Wardein, Norway Second Place: ‘Cassio and Desdemona’ Kim J Fulton, Auckland Third Place: ‘Her’ Wes Lee, Wellington Highly Commended (no special order): ‘Her Warning Signs’ Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Auckland; ‘1950: After Evensong’ Peter […]

Dunedin is set to host some of the finest young literary talent in the country (and the west island). Will you welcome them? We’ve launched a juicy new programme for 2018 full of young talent and big ideas. Featuring robot poetry, science writing, decolonising literature, Zinefest, regional slam poetry competition, terrifying kids books, blaming of […]

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long-running Fellowships is now open for applications. The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship allows a writer to spend no less than three months in Menton, France, with access to a writing room beneath the terrace of Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield did some of her most important writing. […]

In September’s Haiku NewZ Ray Rasmussen tackles the issue of titles for haibun in the monthly article, making for surprisingly interesting reading, and the Contest listing has been updated. Haiku Happenings contains the names of the NZPS International Haiku Contest and Junior Haiku Contest winners, as well as some information on new publications. Katherine Raine has provided a helpful […]

Wairarapa Word presents Sam Duckor-Jones Sunday 2 September 3pm – 4.30pm

Book launch | Erik Kennedy and Kerrin P. Sharpe Victoria University Press warmly invites you to this double launch for There’s No Place Like the Internet in Springtime by Erik Kennedy & Louder by Kerrin P. Sharpe 5.30pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 29 August at Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford St, Christchurch central. All welcome. Refreshments will be […]

Palmerston North poet Paula Harris is the winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize, a US poetry prize organised by literary journal Ruminate. The winning poem ‘you will dig me from the earth with your bare hands, in order to resurrect me’ was selected by judge Ilya Kaminsky, widely considered one of the great […]