The 98th issue of takahē magazine is out now! This issue was originally intended for print, but due to COVID-19 has been published online. The guest poet for this issue is Tim Upperton.

Catch award-winning poet Nina Mingya Powles reading tonight at 8pm on Instagram. This is the last event of The Pantograph Punch’s online festival.

Bookbound, a new online literary festival, is starting on April 27. All of their events will be free to watch on their YouTube channel.

City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand is calling for poems “to add to Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature’s permanent record of our preferences, our possibilities, our world.” Submissions are open until April 30 – a few more days to get your submission in!

Tomorrow at 7.30pm NZT, be entertained by a live online poetry competition! Find more details and the Zoom link on Facebook.

To get you inspired for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a poem by our Open judge, Johanna Emeney, titled ‘Shaken Down’. Find more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition here.

Love the Words is a free poetry competition open to anyone in the world and forms part of celebrations for International Dylan Thomas Day on May 14th. Poems are sought on the topic “hope” and the competition closes May 1st. #DylanDay Follow the link for more details!

The 2020 Poetry London Prize is open for submissions! 🎉 Judged this year by the brilliant Ilya Kaminsky, the prize is open internationally and the organisers would love to see more entries from New Zealand poets. First prize is £5,000, second prize is £2,000, and third prize is £1,000. Enter by 1 May here:

Arts Out East supports creative activity in East Auckland and is looking for a poet from the area – could it be you? If so, please contact us at

Ruby Solly will be reading live tomorrow at 6pm as part of Online Festival #9! Catch the reading on The Pantograph’s Instagram.