You can now PRE-ORDER your copy of the NZPS 2022 Poetry Anthology, ‘alarm & longing’. Order a few copies for yourself and your family, wrap them up as holiday gifts, and savour the wonderful poetry inside the cover of our beautifully presented anthology. We thank you in advance for your order because you are supporting NZPS and the poetry […]

We’re thrilled to let you know that we’ll be launching this year’s anthology on Thursday, December 8, 6:00-7.30 p.m. Unlike in 2020 and 2021, when we had to launch via Zoom, we’re holding a physical launch in Wellington this year. The venue is: Good Books2/16 Jessie Street, Te Aro, Wellington We will have poetry readings and copies […]

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual poetry competition. We had close to 1700 entries across the categories. Our four judges – Nicola Easthope, Ken Arkind, an’ya and Sarah-Kate Simons – had a tough job selecting winners and placegetters from an outstanding field. Thank you to our judges for their efforts. To […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is now open! Our competition has been running since 1987 and is open to members and non-members worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount.  For each of the four categories listed below, there are cash prizes and all entries are eligible to be published in our […]

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual poetry competition. We had close to 2,000 entries across the categories. Our four judges – Lynley Edmeades (New Zealand), Marco Fraticelli (Canada), Simon Hanson (Australia) and Chris Tse (New Zealand) – had a tough job selecting winners and placegetters from an outstanding field. Thank you […]

Chris Tse, our judge for the Open Verse Junior category, shares with us three poems he really enjoys and why. Have you entered our 2021 NZPS International Poetry Competition yet? Still plenty of time – entries close May 31st, 2021. Go here for the guidelines and entry forms. Crush Poem! by Caroline Shepherd This poem […]

Another week and more wonderful tips and insights from one of our 2021 NZPS International Poetry Competition judges!! Simon Hanson, who is judging the Haiku adults category, shares with us some of his favourite haiku and highlights the beauty of each one. Thinking of entering our competition? Entries are open until May 31st, 2021. Go […]

It’s always interesting to hear what poems particular poets admire. This week, we hear from our judge for the Open category – Lynley Edmeades – who has nominated a poem to share with us. It is a poem she loves as much now as when she first read it. The title of the poem is […]

During April, we’ll be inspiring you with poems our judges have either written or poems they admire. We kick off the month with Marco Fraticelli, our 2021 judge for the Haiku Junior category of our international competition. Thinking of entering? Head on over to our International Poetry Competition page to get all the guidelines and […]