NZ Pacific Studio is pleased to invite your members to art is a living thing, a six-week, multi-media, international exhibition of about 100 artists and writers who have been in residence at our year-round facility at Mount Bruce since 2001 — this is the closing event of our 15th anniversary celebrations. Dec 3 – Jan 15 Aratoi Museum, […]

The University of Canterbury Department of English is offering a unique opportunity to study modern poetry over summer with Professor Stephen Burt, a literary critic and poet who teaches at Harvard University. Professor Burt has been described by The New York Times as “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation.” Don’t worry […]

Contemporary poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty—and sheer variety—leaves many readers puzzled and overwhelmed. The critic, scholar and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help. In Close Calls with Nonsense: How to Read New Poetry, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of […]

The Prole Laureate Poetry Competition, 2016   Prize Winner: £200, Publication in Prole 22 in April 2017. Publication on the Prole website 2 x runner up prizes of £50, publication in Prole 22. Publication on the Prole website Judge Macdara Woods. Time scale Entries from October 1st 2016 to January 31st 2017. Winners will be […]

Sundays at 10:10 pm. Poetry through the radio, with music and interviews. Readings of poems by poets and an open mic during the show, where poets can recite their poems and talk a little about them. Find out more at

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The deadline for the C$200,000 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize is December 31, 2016. Books must be submitted postmarked no later than December 31, 2016 for books published between July 1 and December 31, 2016.  Rules, and entry form are available, at: