Congratulations to the winners of the New Zealand Poetry Society Winter Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that graveyard of abandoned cars, that’s still there. ~ Yes love, that’s still there. ~ In the shadow, of that […]

CALL FOR POETRY   The theme for the February edition of a fine line is CHAIRS. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 January 2018   NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Also, members will receive […]

The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2017 Winner Announced International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) is delighted to announce that Janet Newman is the 2017 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems for her sequence, Tender. The $1000 prize was judged by respected Auckland poet Robert Sullivan. Tender is a […]

Live Canon are kicking off our December (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt on Friday 1st December, and we’d really appreciate you telling your supporters and members about it. If you enter, each day of December you will receive a clue. You’ll need to hunt in the work of a particular poet to find the answer. The […]

Entries for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize (now worth $8,500) are closing soon! Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the fourteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize. The Porter Prize, which is worth a total of AU$8,500, is open until midnight 3 December 2017.\ The Porter Prize is one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It […]

Miriam Barr is a poet who performs her work and has a long history of collaboration with musicians, visual artists, and other poets. Her poems have been published in places like Landfall, Takahe, Brief, JAAM and Sweet Mammalian. Her collection Bullet Hole Riddle was published by Steele Roberts in 2014 and has been described by reviewers as […]

Latest Competitions: The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry | Closing Date: 04-Jan-18 Prize: £5,000 prize is donated by Carol Ann Duffy, funded from the annual honorarium the Poet Laureate traditiona… Keats-Shelley Prize 2018 | Closing Date: 15-Jan-18 A call for poems on the theme of Liberty: a celebration of Shelley?s Prometheus Unbound The Keats-Shelley Prize is […]

POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER on this link you will find POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER December 2017 CAUGHT IN THE NET – Featured Poet Book of the Month We are always trying to ensure that the listings we carry are up to date and we can only do that with your help. If you know of any […]

Welcome to my winter selection of award-winning poems, highlights from our contest archives, and the best new resources we’ve found for writers. These quarterly specials are included with your free Winning Writers Newsletter subscription. In this issue: “Soir d’hiver” by Émile Nelligan, illustrated and translated by Julian Peters. —Jendi Reiter, Editor Did you receive this newsletter […]