Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.   Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies.   She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition Results out now. See full judges comments. Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna […]

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.

We are pleased to invite you to our first cultural event of the year, a Meet & Greet with the artists Volker Strübing, Goethe-Institut artist-in-residence at the Physics Room in Christchurch, and Yuka Oyama, Te Whare Hera artist-in-residence in Wellington. Where: Goethe-Institut New Zealand, 150 Cuba Street, Wellington (level 6, entrance Garrett St) When: Thursday, the 25th of January, 5:30 pm for a 6pm start Yuka […]

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES FOR 2018 January and February start all dates filling quickly. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. There is still opportunity to start in December, but January and […]

Poetry & Short Fiction Submissions Now Open Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018 Dear Anna I hope this email finds you well. I’m delighted to announce the Call for Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Celebrating excellence in contemporary writing and new work, the Creative Writing Award is a platform for emerging and […]

The Same Same but Different LGBTQI+ writers festival is being held at AUT, 9-10th Feb. (facebook.com/samesamebutdifferentnz/). From the poetical point on view, a free event open mic Speakeasy heralds the festival on Weds 7th: Wednesday 7 February, 5.30pm-7pm samesame but different  and Auckland Libraries  present the fourth PRIDE Poetry Speakeasy. Bring your original or favourite LGBTQI poetry to present […]

Congratulations to the winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society Summer Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017/18: Andrew M. Bell (@rotorua1957) Cruel Trick Mother, you gave me everything: life, love and all the landmarks of my moral landscape. But I stand here with no talisman to ward off your unseen adversaries. You know what I know: that […]

Happy New Year! Here’s a little of what we’ve got planned… “There is a party and I am the guest of honor. I have a paper plate with a piece of cake on it and everyone crowds around me laughing at what I say. I guess I’m telling jokes. Strange men and women shake my […]

I would like to wish everyone a Happy and successful New Year. I hope you enjoy Holiday Special Edition of Caught in the Net, poems by R.V. Bailey https://www.poetrykit.org/CITN/citn%20169.htm Jim _______________________________ Jim Bennett’s collection of poems Radio Days has been reissued and available as a Kindle edition £2.24 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078GVF5VB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513631628&sr=8-1&keywords=Radio+Days+Jim+Bennett … _______________________________ PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES FOR YOURSELF […]