Both Starling and Sweet Mammalian are currently open for submissions: Starling, for their 10th issue, is open to submissions of poetry and prose from New Zealand writers under the age of 25. Submissions close April 20. Sweet Mammalian is looking for political poetry from writers of any age. Submissions close May 31.

The 2019 edition of the online anthology Ōrongohau/Best New Zealand Poems is now live, featuring 25 poems chosen by acclaimed poet Hera Lindsay Bird.Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) has published the anthology annually since 2001, with support from Creative New Zealand.Lindsay Bird, described by recent UK poet laureate […]

Last updated 27 June Here we aim to collate digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams as they arise The House is Open: Live from Wellington – every Friday at 8pm (NZT) #postitpoems by philandhiscapsicum […]

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.

In the face of restrictions on social gatherings, the Octagon Collective, based in Dunedin, has organized a virtual poetry night at 8pm NZT tomorrow. Find out more on Facebook.