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.

This is a reminder that the second and final deadline for the C$200,000 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize is December 31, 2017. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than December 31, 2017 for books published between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Please remember to complete all necessary customs/duties paperwork when shipping your entries. For information on updates to the Griffin […]

A “powerful, restrained but unafraid” collection of poems that explore the lives of four generations of Maori women has been awarded the 2017 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing by Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Tayi Tibble, 22, wrote the winning work—In a Fish Tank Filled with Pink Light—as part […]

the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2018 is now available to pre-order. Returning with a selection of extraordinary pieces from established and emerging international writers, this inspirational collection combines longevity with innovations – a book that will stay with the reader whilst offering new perspectives on the world and our place within it. Featuring work selected for the 11th Aesthetica Creative […]

Poetry at The Fringe As is our tradition, the December programme is all Open Mic. There’ll be food, poetry, music and much more. Entry is free, so whether you want to perform or listen, we’d love to see you.   If you do want to be part of the Open Mic, we’re suggesting our wonderful […]

The 12th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established writers and poets to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their involvement in the literary world. Prizes include: £1,000 for the Short Fiction and Poetry winners, publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual for 60 finalists, Consultation […]

Instagram Poetry Competition   Follow our Instagram page @nzpoetrysociety (https://www.instagram.com/nzpoetrysociety) to find out more and keep up to date. NZPS INSTAGRAM POETRY COMPETITION RULES   Congratulations to the winners of the recent NZPS August Instagram Competition: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that […]

CALL FOR POETRY   The theme for the February edition of a fine line is CHAIRS. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 January 2018   NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Also, members will receive […]