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 note orders received from the 19th December – 5th January will be processed after the 6th January due to the holiday […]

Here we aim to collate many of the digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Although we are all in our own bubbles, we can come together in cyber space to celebrate poets and poetry! Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams […]

As the nation acclimatises to a lockdown in the fight against coronavirus, the New Zealand Poetry Society would like to reach out to its community and assure you all that we remain strongly committed to the promotion of poets and poetry in Aotearoa. Initiatives for you to look forward to include our International Competition, which […]

Call for submissions on ‘place’ The theme of Fast Fibres Poetry 7 this year will be ‘place’. We invite poets with a strong Northland connection to submit 3 poems on a place, area, wāhi, or rohe that resonate with you. Please include a two line biographical statement. Fast Fibres 7: Place will be launched in […]

Poets to the People’s open mic events have been canceled for the foreseeable future. Please see their Facebook page for how you can help and be helped in these turbulent times.

With lockdown now official, we’ll be sharing more virtual poetry events as we are able – the first of which is this virtual poetry slam, this Sunday on Zoom! “Your Place” aims to share a variety of events online – something to keep an eye on as we all self-isolate. You can subscribe to receive […]

We would like to assure our community that the NZPS is well-placed to work through the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on our activities, including the upcoming International Competition. We will be thinking of ways to support poets and poetry in NZ at this time, more than ever. We will have an update for our […]

In the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, Paula Green’s website, NZ Poetry Shelf, will be hosting online NZ book launches. Bravo Paula! Find out more on NZ Poetry Shelf.