Poetry at The Fringe Guest Poet: Rachel McAlpine has long delighted audiences with her insightful and expressive work in many genres. She will read from her popular new book of poems, ‘How To Be Old’, which she describes as her first proper collection for 23 years. Guest Musicians: Billy and the Seltz (Max McAlpine and […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 9)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤  This time the event will feature Laurie Eaves! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 http://eepurl.com/gWDYub Lounge 72 is an event featuring eleven poets, each reading 5 minutes of their best work. Find […]

At the dawn of its 70th anniversary, after a lifetime spent serving the talent of some of the greatest poets worldwide, the famous French publishing house Caractères (Éditions Caractères) is working on a wonderful anthology of international poetry. Since fraternity beyond frontiers and the acknowledgement of poetry from every cultural background is the backbone of […]

To celebrate National Poetry Day, Dunedin Public Libraries and the Otago-Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors have partnered to create a new poetry competition for writers in the region. Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, on the Dunedin Public Libraries website.

Poetry at Your Place (August 2): Your Place Events is hosting another live, online poetry slam on Sunday night (August 2)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. 🎤 This time they have partnered with the Melbourne Spoken Word Online Festival! Join the mailing list to hear about future events. 📨 The Quick Brown Dog submissions close (August 2): […]

The 2020 RAK Mason Fellowship, a three-week fellowship in Wairarapa, closes today, August 1st 2020.

August 2020:  Last month some lucky Kiwi writers spent a Sunday morning (NZ time) with Michael Dylan Welch to chat and for two presentations by Michael. I came away feeling refreshed and thinking about some new possibilities in how to present our short poems. You can read Michael’s presentation, Going Nowhere: Learning Haiku from Pico Iyer, […]