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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 […]

We’re getting a steady stream of entries for the 2021 NZPS International Poetry Competition. Plenty of time to enter – entries close May 31, midnight NZ time. Click here for the guidelines and entry forms. This week, our judge for the Open Junior category, Chris Tse, shares his thoughts about what he looks for in […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society has created a new position for 2021 called Communities Outreach Officer. A part of the NZPS mission is to build bridges between diverse poetry societies and community groups both nationally and internationally. We assist, support, and promote these societies and groups, as well as identifying what programmes and services they […]

Simon Hanson is our judge for the Haiku open section of our international competition. Have you entered yet? If not, see our announcement page and starting writing some poems! Simon shares his thoughts on haiku poetry *** There are a few things here that seem to me worth considering in practising haiku—and likewise you may […]

This week, we hear from Lynley Edmeades, who is our judge for the Open Verse category. Thinking of entering the New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition 2021? If so, head over to our announcement page. Meanwhile, let’s find out from Lynley her tips for writing a poem. “I like to read something that somehow […]