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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.

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.

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The competition this year will open February 15 – April 30. The 2017 judges are acclaimed poets Michael Harlow and Emma Neal. Visit the website https://nationalflash.org/ to find out more.

A Road Tour of American Song Titles Karl du Fresne talks about his book Road Tour of American Song Titles Travelling across America he tracked down where the songs came from. Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall play the songs. Sunday 5 March 3pm Carterton Memorial Club 35 Broadway Carterton Entry by Koha

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Closing date: 28-Feb-2017 Judge: Mandy Pannett author of All the Invisibles Details: For original, previously unpublished poems in English language, on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.  Poets of all nationalities living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Prizes:  £200 (first prize), £100 (second prize), £50 (third […]

Entries for Sarah Broom Poetry Prize 2017 close 2 March The prize is awarded on the basis of an original collection of poems by a New Zealand resident or citizen. Entries will be accepted from 6 February 2017 until 2 March 2017. Poets are required to submit six to eight poems, of which at least […]

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The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award is an open competition for previously unpublished haiku written in the English language. The award is for haiku regardless of whether in the traditional or modern style; it transcends haiku divisions and is based only on literary merit. Closing date 1 March, visit the website http://iaforhaikuaward.org/ to find out more.

The New Zealand Poetry Society (NZPS) was established in 1973 with the goal of advancing education by promoting, developing and supporting poets and poetry in New Zealand. The Society has around 200 members, who pay a $30 per year annual subscription. It is run by a committee that is elected annually. Purpose of role The […]