The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 International Poetry Competition! With over 2200 entries, the four judges were delighted at the exceptional writing that was entered from around the world. Click here for the full results, including reports from our judges.

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Last updated 14 July Here we aim to collate digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams as they arise The House is Open: Live from Wellington – every Friday at 8pm (NZT) #postitpoems by philandhiscapsicum […]

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 […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 9)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤  This time the event will feature Laurie Eaves! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 http://eepurl.com/gWDYub Lounge 72 is an event featuring eleven poets, each reading 5 minutes of their best work. Find […]

At the dawn of its 70th anniversary, after a lifetime spent serving the talent of some of the greatest poets worldwide, the famous French publishing house Caractères (Éditions Caractères) is working on a wonderful anthology of international poetry. Since fraternity beyond frontiers and the acknowledgement of poetry from every cultural background is the backbone of […]

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Dunedin Public Libraries and the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors have partnered to create a new poetry competition for writers in the region. Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, on the Dunedin Public Libraries website.

Poetry at Your Place (August 2): Your Place Events is hosting another live, online poetry slam on Sunday night (August 2)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 This time they have partnered with the Melbourne Spoken Word Online Festival! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 The Quick Brown Dog submissions close (August 2): […]

The 2020 RAK Mason Fellowship, a three-week fellowship in Wairarapa, closes today, August 1st 2020.

August 2020:  Last month some lucky Kiwi writers spent a Sunday morning (NZ time) with Michael Dylan Welch to chat and for two presentations by Michael. I came away feeling refreshed and thinking about some new possibilities in how to present our short poems. You can read Michael’s presentation, Going Nowhere: Learning Haiku from Pico Iyer, […]

Bloodaxe Books is seeking submissions for an anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry, and poetry by people of related diasporic communities. The anthology will include poetry in English, and poetry translated from Tamil and Sinhala. Find more details about the anthology, editors, and how you can submit on this website.

Head along to the National Library this Friday to experience the launch of ‘Solid Air – Australia & New Zealand Spoken Word’. This event features some incredible poets and spoken word artists.

There are a number of competitions and submissions closing this Friday, July 31st. Check out the links below for more details! Poetry New Zealand Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2020 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 Blackmail Press submissions close

The JAFA Poetry Slam is on this Wednesday, 7pm, in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Find out more on Facebook.