From reflections by Chloe Honum on her Grimshaw Sargeson residency, and Nathan Joe on lockdown and performance poetry, to beautifully articulate reviews by Tim Grgec, Thomas Hamill, and Nicola Easthope, we believe this Spring edition is one to admire. And our Members’ Poems on shoes new and polished, weathered and storied, promise to take you […]

Your Place Events is hosting another live, online open mic on Sunday night (August 30)! Tune in at 7.30pm NZT. This time the event will feature The Repeat Beat Poet! Join the mailing list to hear about future events.

Submissions for Mayhem’s eighth issue are closing on Tuesday September 1st. Get those entries in! Find out more on Mayhem’s website.

Further your involvement in the literary world with our friends at @AestheticaMag. The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is now open for entries. Submit your #Poetry and #ShortFiction work and win £1,000 + publication within an inspiring anthology. Find out more on their website. The Takahē Poetry Monica Taylor Competition also closes on August 31st. Fine out […]

A new arrival on the New Zealand literary scene, Tarot Poetry Journal is a free online publication that is published twice a year. The current call for submissions closes October 1.

Wairarapa Word presents WAIRARAPA WORLDS, a celebration of song, poetry, and kōrero in 20 languages. This event will go ahead tomorrow, August 21, with limited seats available #NZPoetryDay Find out more about the event on Facebook.

‘Unleash the power of poetry’ — so declares the slogan of National Poetry Day. This year’s #NZPoetryDay falls on 21 August. Although some events have been cancelled due to changes in alert levels, there will still be poetry events up and down the country, whether online or in-person. Browse the complete calendar of events for […]

Come one, come all and relish in the power of poetry with some of our brightest local literary stars! In celebration of National Poetry Day and the impending NZ Young Writers’ Festival (September 24-27th), Fringe HQ is proud to present a cornucopia of poetry from local luminaries: Emer Lyons, Jessica Thompson-Carr, Isla Thomas, Richard Reeve, […]

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. 📨 Lounge 72 is an event featuring eleven poets, each reading 5 minutes of their best work. Find […]