The 2019 New Zealand Poetry Society Competition is now open. Entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Our competition has multiple options for entering, depending on your age and the poetry genre (verse or haiku). The links below take you to all the forms you need, as well as the instructions for entering each […]

UPDATE 17/4/19: More anthology copies available! Thanks to demand, we’ve reprinted a further, limited, run of our popular 2018 anthology, The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation. Existing pre-orders will be filled first but there will be a few more copies left over. First in, first served! Edited by Gail Ingram, it includes winning poetry from our […]

Originally posted on A Dark Feathered Art:
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of…

An early update to Haiku NewZ this month, please read about what’s been going on in Zealand, plus news from the world of haiku at Haiku Happenings. The Contest listing has been updated through to the end of June. Please remember that the list is refreshed as information comes to hand so it’s always worth checking back […]

For a fine line magazine’s Winter edition, we are searching for our first Featured Student Poet. Any New Zealand poets who self-identify as a student are welcome to send in their work for consideration. The chosen poet will have their poetry featured in a fine line’s next edition, and they will receive a book token […]

Submit a poem (in any style) on the topic of cancer or cancer research! Submissions close on the 4th of April! “How has cancer affected you? Has your experience led you to find a creative outlet as a method of support and strength? We are looking for poets, whether first-time or experienced, to submit their work. […]

In celebration of Canterbury Japan Day, come along to our Haiku Poetry Workshop. Hosted by Barbara Strang (Small White Teapot Haiku Group, Christchurch).  Make sure to bring a notebook and pen. All ages welcome. Free, no bookings required. Location: Tūranga, Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4  Turanga Central Library on Thursday March 7th, 6-8 pm  

The Poetry Class: A Reading For Writing Workshop Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own.   This season focusing on poems by five New Zealand women – fabulous, furious, frank and funny. But which five? […]