The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition Results out now. See full judges comments. Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna […]

Prize Winner: £200, Publication in Prole 25 in April 2018. Publication on the Prole website 2 x runner up prizes of £50, publication in Prole 25. Publication on the Prole website Judge All emtries will be read by our judge, Kate Garrett – details below. Time scale We will receive entries from August 1st 2017 […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society (NZPS) was established in 1973 with the goal of advancing education by promoting, developing and supporting poets and poetry in New Zealand. The Society has around 200 members, who pay a $30 per year annual subscription. It is run by a committee that is elected annually. Purpose of role The […]

First published in 2006 a fine line is the flagship poetry magazine of the New Zealand Poetry Society. It features poems by members and the broader poetry community as well as articles on the craft of poetry and news about poetry events and opportunities in New Zealand. We are looking for a student or recent […]

We have a bunch of new poetry books just waiting for reviewers… If you’re interested in writing a review and being published on our website or magazine, email Simpson, Jane – A world without maps (Interactive Press, 2016) Pirie, Mark – Rock & Roll Selected Poems in Five Sets (Bareknuckle Books, 2016) Thomson, Mary Jane […]

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The 2016 Anthology, Penguin days, edited by Laurice Gilbert, will be launched on Saturday 5th November in Wellington, and on Saturday 19 November in Auckland.