A puzzling geography, medieval, the earth a shrinking island surrounded by dreams, gardens with golden poisons, monsters and dangerous nonsense. Miles of yesterdays locked under marmalade cupboards in the house of useless cards. You’re thinking of the lighthouse. Before eyes can savour new horizons memory sends narrow flashes like bullets; this is how it’s done. […]

  CALL FOR POETRY The theme for the November/December 2017 edition of a fine line is ANIMAL. What does this mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? DEADLINE: 10 October 2017 NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Note: Members receive advance notice of a fine line‘s future themes, so be sure to sign up. Picture by: Gabriel González https://poetrysociety.org.nz/poems-reviews/a-fine-line-quarterly-magazine/

The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition Results out now. See full judges comments. Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna […]

Prize Winner: £200, Publication in Prole 25 in April 2018. Publication on the Prole website 2 x runner up prizes of £50, publication in Prole 25. Publication on the Prole website Judge All emtries will be read by our judge, Kate Garrett – details below. Time scale We will receive entries from August 1st 2017 […]

I   A deafening crash and the twisting of metal indelibly pressed in her mind Nothing, just darkness, she then comes ‘round, sees a face, gentle and kind It’s the face of a fireman, she knows that he cares, but she drifts into darkness again As she dreams of his face, and she knows that […]