Bloodaxe Books is seeking submissions for an anthology of post-Independence Sri Lankan poetry, and poetry by people of related diasporic communities. The anthology will include poetry in English, and poetry translated from Tamil and Sinhala. Find more details about the anthology, editors, and how you can submit on this website.

Head along to the National Library this Friday to experience the launch of ‘Solid Air – Australia & New Zealand Spoken Word’. This event features some incredible poets and spoken word artists.

There are a number of competitions and submissions closing this Friday, July 31st. Check out the links below for more details! Poetry New Zealand Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2020 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020 Blackmail Press submissions close

The JAFA Poetry Slam is on this Wednesday, 7pm, in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Find out more on Facebook.

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (July 26)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 International Poetry Competition! With over 2200 entries, the four judges were delighted at the exceptional writing that was entered from around the world. Click here for the full results, including reports from our judges.

Falling Poems has collated submitted haiku on social distancing and the coronavirus. The resulting video was launched on Nelson Mandela Day 2020. It includes some submissions from New Zealand! 🌏 The haiku can also be seen on their website.

Paula Harris is raising money on Boosted for a poetic short films project. The campaign closes in 14 hours! Check out their page for details and to make a donation.

Auckland Writers Festival is holding Episode 12 of their #awfwinterseries tomorrow (Sunday July 19) at 9am. Hosted by Paula Morris, this session features novelist Patrick Gale; researcher and author Julia Ebner; and previous New Zealand Poet Laureate Michele Leggott. The episode can be viewed live on their Facebook or Youtube channels, or watched after the […]

Your Place Events is hosting a live, online poetry slam on Sunday night (July 19)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨