In the face of restrictions on social gatherings, the Octagon Collective, based in Dunedin, has organized a virtual poetry night at 8pm NZT tomorrow. Find out more on Facebook.

The Pasifika Festival will be in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland this weekend, 14-15th March. With support from The Coalition for the Book, stellar writers like Poet Laureate David Eggleton and Tayi Tibble will be performing at the festival, and will be signing at the newly established Māori and Pasifika book stall. Find out more here:

Champion slam poets Sara Hirsch and Jordan Hamel hit up Wellington this weekend with their comedy show “Sara and Jordan Aren’t Supposed To Be Here @ Wellington Fringe”. Find out more about this event on Facebook.

For those in Christchurch or its surrounds, come along to Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford Street, this Thursday, 12 March, at 5.30pm. Former diplomat and self-confessed cricket tragic Nick Bridge (The Boat that Brought Me, The Cuba Press), poet and China scholar Diana Bridge (Two or More Islands, OUP) and poet, novelist and teacher James Norcliffe (Deadpan, OUP) have new books to […]

The NZPS is delighted to welcome all of our new student members in 2020. We hope that you have settled into the new academic year and look forward to hearing your voices (and poems!) in our community. On that note, please know that we are currently calling for student book reviewers. These micro-reviews must be […]

Dominic Hoey highlights some upcoming poetic events in Tāmaki Makaurau over at the Big Idea: Open Your Mouth and I will Poet All Over Your Face, a solo show by poet Rose Northey.  UPU, a production curated by poet Grace Taylor, and directed by Fasitua Amosa. For event details, head to the link above.

Poetry Live is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, and as part of the festivities there are two spectacular guests alongside the open mic at tomorrow’s event. Beginning at 8pm, Jeremy Redmore and Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod will wow with their music and poetry. Find out more about the event on Facebook.