After a successful launch, the 2018 New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology, The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation, is now available to purchase. Edited by Gail Ingram, it includes winning poetry from our 2018 International Poetry and Haiku Competition, with a mix of well-known and up-and-coming poets. Limited numbers only – so don’t miss out. How to […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society are 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 […]

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 […]

November 2018: As I write we’re experiencing a cold, wet snap with plenty of thunder rolling round the sky! But it’s still spring so I suppose we must expect the unexpected. New Zealand’s garden festival season is in full swing this month so nature knows what it’s doing even if the weather isn’t always sure. Pop […]

2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are beloved Māori dramatist and fiction writer Renée, revered […]

Gillian Roach is this year’s winner of the NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition. Post-graduate student of the Masters in Creative Writing, AUT. Roach is an Auckland poet and fiction writer who recently completed the Masters In Creative Writing course at AUT. She studied English Literature and Language at Victoria University and has a diploma […]