The NZ Poetry Society has just launched its new Instagram account! We’d really love it if you could follow us and spread the word at

Welcome to our new-look Haiku News on the brand-new NZPS website. What a way to end the year! All your favourite pages have been brought across to the new site – simply click on ‘Affiliates’ on the top menu to reveal ‘Haiku New Zealand’. Hold your cursor on that and a drop-down menu appears to the […]


The 2016 Anthology, Penguin days, edited by Laurice Gilbert, will be launched on Saturday 5th November in Wellington, and on Saturday 19 November in Auckland.

Find out who won each section of the 2016 NZPS Poetry Competition and read the judges’ comments.

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.

Closing date 28 February 2017. Poems must not be longer than 40 lines of text, and must fit on a single A4 page.Poems must be submitted via the official form on the online entry page. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish. The first prize is £500, with a runner-up award of £125, […]

Templar Poetry invites submissions of new and unpublished full collection manuscripts of poetry for consideration in the 2017 Straid Collection Awards CLOSING DATE: 21st March 2017 Visit: to find out more.  

We have a bunch of new poetry books just waiting for reviewers… If you’re interested in writing a review and being published on our website or magazine, email Simpson, Jane – A world without maps (Interactive Press, 2016) Pirie, Mark – Rock & Roll Selected Poems in Five Sets (Bareknuckle Books, 2016) Thomson, Mary Jane […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society has a new website and to celebrate we’re giving away a limited number of 2-for-1 tickets to Paterson, the latest movie from Jim Jarmusch. This offer is strictly limited and you need to visit our Jim Jarmusch giveaway page to go in the draw!

After a three year intermission, /Versal/ returns to print in June 2017. During those three years, we began to produce the world’s first live literary magazine, VERSO /, curating original, themed issues with performances and readings for our local community here in Amsterdam. In our print return, /Versal/ renders VERSO / onto the page. Works […]

To celebrate our new look website we’re giving away 2-for-1 tickets to Paterson, the latest movie from Jim Jarmusch, as well as DVDs of a few of his previous films.   If your an existing member, fill in the form to win a prize – but be in quick as this offer is strictly limited! Not member […]