We are sending out a call for anyone wishing to take up the mantle of Social Media Coordinator for the New Zealand Poetry Society in 2021. Unfortunately, the current coordinator, Charlotte Steel, is stepping down from the role. The job requires the willing recipient to be an expert in Facebook, Twitter and WordPress, keeping the […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the launch of their 2020 Anthology: Haumi ē! Hui ē! Taiki ē! Stay Well Here, edited by Raewyn Alexander. The launch will feature readings from our International Competition winners and contributors, plus your chance to pick up a copy! Editor Raewyn Alexander will give a talk, […]

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Haumi ē! Hui ē! Tāiki ē! Stay Well Here, the NZPS Anthology for 2020, is now available to order. Edited by Raewyn Alexander and full of the very best entries from our 2020 International Competition. Please fill out the order form below and email it to info@poetrysociety.org.nz

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 International Poetry Competition! With over 2200 entries, the four judges were delighted at the exceptional writing that was entered from around the world. Click here for the full results, including reports from our judges.

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Last updated 25 August Here we aim to collate digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams as they arise The House is Open: Live from Wellington – every Friday at 8pm (NZT) #postitpoems by philandhiscapsicum […]

Welcome to a new year – and let’s hope it’s a better one! I’ll keep Haiku NewZ ticking over in January but won’t be making major updates, for instance, the monthly article remains the same. Besides feeling like a break I’ve got plenty of ‘homework’ to be doing as we look forward to starting some […]

Meri Kirihimete from all of us at the New Zealand Poetry Society. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

If you are searching for poetry competitions, Winning Writers maintains a contest database that may be of interest!

Check out the final 2020 event of Poetry at the Fringe in Wellington on Sunday, December 20! 4-6pm The Fringe, 26-32 Allen St Find more details on their Facebook page.

The 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline draws closer! Entries due by December 31, 2020. Find out how to enter on The Griffin Trust website.

For those in Whangārei, head along: Poets@ONEONESIX Thursday 17 December, 5pm, 116 Bank Street, Whangārei Read, share, listen, respond

Samesame but different LGBTQI+ Writers Festival seeks a Treasurer! Find out more in the attached PDF or on their Facebook page.