COMPETITION OPENS: 1 March ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY: 31 May Our competition has multiple options for entering, depending on your age and the poetry genre (verse or haiku). The links below take you to all the forms you need, as well as the instructions for entering each competition. School group rules are for multiple […]

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.

Haiku Happenings this month contains information about workshops in Tauranga (NZ) and Sydney (Australia) that may be of interest to haiku, tanka and haibun writers. Award-winning Kiwi writer Laurence Fearnley is at the Escape! festival in Tauranga on June 2 to tutor a workshop about using all your senses in written work, while well-known poets and […]

Just 10 days left to enter our Autumn Instagram Poetry Competition! For info click here

CALL FOR POETRY Just under two weeks until the submission deadline! The theme for the May 2018 edition of a fine line is FAMILY. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 April 2018 https://poetrysociety.org.nz/…/a-fine-line-quarterly-magaz…/ Financial members receive advance notice of themes in […]

CALL FOR POETRY The theme for the May 2018 edition of a fine line is FAMILY. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 April 2018 https://poetrysociety.org.nz/…/a-fine-line-quarterly-magaz…/ Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. Please note that the latest […]

We are independent filmmakers looking to talk to collaborators for a short film. The right collaborator will create a spoken word poem that will become part of a 2-3 minute film that employs symbolism and cinematic metaphor, filmed within a building(s) that has a history of incarceration and trauma.   We’re looking at locations such as […]

 I’m delighted to announce the Call for Entries are open for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018, presenting an exciting opportunity for NZ Poetry Society. Celebrating excellence in contemporary writing and new work, the Creative Writing Award is a platform for emerging or established poets and writers to showcase their work to an international audience. The award has two […]