Into daylight saving already which must mean summer isn’t far away! The garden is beginning to embrace spring with fresh leaves appearing and flowers opening – despite the past couple of weeks being full of wildly varying temperatures. Typical spring weather, in other words. Michael Dylan Welch serves up some food for thought in this month’s […]

Open Section | Haiku Section | Open Junior Section | Haiku Junior Section OPEN SECTION (Anne French) First Place: ‘Bathing in Melancholy’ Bogusia Wardein, Norway Second Place: ‘Cassio and Desdemona’ Kim J Fulton, Auckland Third Place: ‘Her’ Wes Lee, Wellington Highly Commended (no special order): ‘Her Warning Signs’ Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Auckland; ‘1950: After Evensong’ Peter […]

Dunedin is set to host some of the finest young literary talent in the country (and the west island). Will you welcome them? We’ve launched a juicy new programme for 2018 full of young talent and big ideas. Featuring robot poetry, science writing, decolonising literature, Zinefest, regional slam poetry competition, terrifying kids books, blaming of […]

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long-running Fellowships is now open for applications. The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship allows a writer to spend no less than three months in Menton, France, with access to a writing room beneath the terrace of Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield did some of her most important writing. […]