The Perfect Weight of Blankets at Night, the NZPS Anthology for 2019, is now available to order. Edited by Raewyn Alexander and full of the very best entries from our 2019 International Competition. Please fill out the order form below and email it to info@poetrysociety.org.nz

We are sending out a call for anyone wishing to take up the mantle of Social Media expert for the New Zealand Poetry Society. Unfortunately, the current expert, Jamie Trower, is stepping down from the role. The job requires the willing recipient to be an expert in Facebook, Twitter and WordPress, keeping the social pages […]

December 2019: My very best wishes and Christmas greetings to all readers of Haiku NewZ, near and far. Whether your festive season takes place in summer or winter I hope it is a time of peace and goodwill, rest and relaxation. This month’s article by Gabriel Rosenstock is a philosophical look at haiku and how we […]

POET’S ALIVE is currently not holding regular meetings, although we do hope we will again in the future. In the meantime we can add you to our email list. This will keep you up to date with poetry events happening locally, and with competitions, both national and international, for which we receive notifications. If this […]

POET’S ALIVE is currently not holding regular meetings, although we do hope we will again in the future. In the meantime we can add you to our email list. This will keep you up to date with poetry events happening locally, and with competitions, both national and international, for which we receive notifications. If this […]

Verb Festival in Wellington looks awesome next month! Presenting Further Possibilities: Chen Chen. Chen Chen’s debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, is a collection that crackles with humour, love, grief and longing. Check out this event on the 9th of November as he talks with […]

Poetry and performance go hand-in-hand! So that’s why we’re excited for the Poetry Showcase in next months Verb Writers Festival going down on Thursday the 7th of November from 8:30 to 9:30 at Meow in Wellington! “An hour of poetry in performance from some of Aotearoa and the world’s most lyrically vibrant voices. Gather together […]