A huge congratulations to the winner and runners up of our Summer Instagram Poetry Competition! 1st Place: themoonpoetry 2nd Place: wordsbyharriet 3rd Place: _heyitsnae_ We really enjoyed reading the entries and hope that some of our Insta-poets will also try their hand at our International Poetry Competition!

Meri Kirihimete from all of us at the New Zealand Poetry Society. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

If you are searching for poetry competitions, Winning Writers maintains a contest database that may be of interest!

Check out the final 2020 event of Poetry at the Fringe in Wellington on Sunday, December 20! 4-6pm The Fringe, 26-32 Allen St Find more details on their Facebook page.

The 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline draws closer! Entries due by December 31, 2020. Find out how to enter on The Griffin Trust website.

For those in Whangārei, head along: Poets@ONEONESIX Thursday 17 December, 5pm, 116 Bank Street, Whangārei Read, share, listen, respond

Samesame but different LGBTQI+ Writers Festival seeks a Treasurer! Find out more in the attached PDF or on their Facebook page.

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the launch of their 2020 Anthology: Haumi ē! Hui ē! Taiki ē! Stay Well Here, edited by Raewyn Alexander. The launch will feature readings from our International Competition winners and contributors, plus your chance to pick up a copy! Editor Raewyn Alexander will give a talk, […]

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Congratulations to Nathan Joe, winner of the New Zealand Poetry Slam National Final, and to all competitors who took part! Our very own committee member RikTheMost won third place!