UPDATE 11/12: SOLD OUT! The 2018 anthology is now sold out. If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please register interest by emailing info@poetrysociety.org.nz so we can gauge if there are sufficient numbers for a further limited run. Edited by Gail Ingram, it includes winning poetry from our 2018 International Poetry and Haiku Competition, […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is thrilled to announce that Emma Shi has joined us as Editorial Assistant. Emma will be helping Editor, Ivy Alvarez, with the production of our quarterly magazine, a fine line. Ivy says “I’m both delighted and looking forward to working with Emma Shi and I predict we’ll be bringing some […]

All are welcome to the launch of the New Zealand Poetry Society anthology for 2018: ‘The Unnecessary Invention of Punctuation’ Hear readings from some of the featured poets for the freshest poetry in NZ. Toi Pōneke Arts Centre, Upper Chamber, 61/69 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro, Wellington 5:45pm for a 6pm start. Hope to see […]

2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement: winners announced Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. They are beloved Māori dramatist and fiction writer Renée, revered […]

Gillian Roach is this year’s winner of the NEW VOICES – Emerging Poets Competition. Post-graduate student of the Masters in Creative Writing, AUT. Roach is an Auckland poet and fiction writer who recently completed the Masters In Creative Writing course at AUT. She studied English Literature and Language at Victoria University and has a diploma […]

Dunedin is set to host some of the finest young literary talent in the country (and the west island). Will you welcome them? We’ve launched a juicy new programme for 2018 full of young talent and big ideas. Featuring robot poetry, science writing, decolonising literature, Zinefest, regional slam poetry competition, terrifying kids books, blaming of […]