Congratulations to the winner of the New Zealand Poetry Society Summer Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017/18: Andrew M. Bell (@rotorua1957) Cruel Trick Mother, you gave me everything: life, love and all the landmarks of my moral landscape. But I stand here with no talisman to ward off your unseen adversaries. You know what I know: that […]

Congratulations to the winners of the New Zealand Poetry Society Winter Instagram Poetry Competition for 2017: Baraa Hamandi (@baraahamandi) – Winner Ti Point I came back to the place you love, and just so you know, that graveyard of abandoned cars, that’s still there. ~ Yes love, that’s still there. ~ In the shadow, of that […]

Shane Hollands was elected President of the New Zealand Poetry Society at the AGM in Auckland, on 9 September 2017. Shane will be joined by new Vice-President, Mike Subritzky. Shane Hollands is principally a performance poet. He is well-known for his innovative work with poet centric music of differing genres from jazz to electronica to […]

The annual NZPS International Poetry Competition is now open! Judges this year are: Open – Cilla McQueen M.A.Hons, Hon.Litt.D. (Otago). Author of fifteen collections of poetry, three of which have won New Zealand Book Awards, Cilla was the New Zealand National Library Poet Laureate 2009-11. Among her many honours, fellowships and awards is the 2010 Prime […]