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 […]

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 […]

Into daylight saving already which must mean summer isn’t far away! The garden is beginning to embrace spring with fresh leaves appearing and flowers opening – despite the past couple of weeks being full of wildly varying temperatures. Typical spring weather, in other words. Michael Dylan Welch serves up some food for thought in this month’s […]

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. […]