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.

TORONTO – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Romanian poet, essayist, and political figure Ana Blandiana will be honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s Lifetime Recognition Award at the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings on June 6, 2018. Ana will be attending the events in Toronto, and will read at the Griffin Poetry Prize […]

A few places still available for an October Start date. 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. Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time. Comments from […]

This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. Sole Judge for the competition is Lesley Burt. 1st prize is £100. Selected poems will be published in a […]

John Howell, a regular at Poetry at the Fringe, will launch his book, Homeless, at Wellington Central Library (Victoria Street) 5pm, Tuesday 10 October – all welcome   Landing Press launches “my wide white bed”, poems by Trish Harris Trish was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of six and her first book, The […]

Guests: Mafine Toa, a creative collective of New Zealand-born Tokelau women,will present a wonderful programme interweaving poetry, music and dance Plus: Open mic from 4pm Time: Sunday 15 October, 4-6pm; Entry is free Place: The Fringe, 26-32 Allen Street, Wellington City

Michael Steven                  & Sean McMahon Michael Steven was born in 1977. His poems, essays and short fiction have appeared in places such as Brief, IKA, Landfall, Phantom Billstickers Cafe Reader, and Poetry NZ Yearbook. A chapbook The Story of My Past Lives is forthcoming from Maungatua Press later this year, and Otago […]