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 […]

New Zealand remains at Covid-19 Alert Level 4. Please take the stay-at-home order seriously. For up-to-date and accurate information visit the Government’s Covid-19 website. With two of us now working at home and the other, classed as an essential worker, now filling night shifts into the early hours, my ‘normal’ has changed. Plans to revamp my […]

Here we aim to collate many of the digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Although we are all in our own bubbles, we can come together in cyber space to celebrate poets and poetry! Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams […]

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.