POET’S ALIVE is currently not holding regular meetings, although we do hope we will again in the future. In the meantime we can add you to our email list. This will keep you up to date with poetry events happening locally, and with competitions, both national and international, for which we receive notifications. If this […]

POET’S ALIVE is currently not holding regular meetings, although we do hope we will again in the future. In the meantime we can add you to our email list. This will keep you up to date with poetry events happening locally, and with competitions, both national and international, for which we receive notifications. If this […]

Verb Festival in Wellington looks awesome next month! Presenting Further Possibilities: Chen Chen. Chen Chen’s debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, is a collection that crackles with humour, love, grief and longing. Check out this event on the 9th of November as he talks with […]

Poetry and performance go hand-in-hand! So that’s why we’re excited for the Poetry Showcase in next months Verb Writers Festival going down on Thursday the 7th of November from 8:30 to 9:30 at Meow in Wellington! “An hour of poetry in performance from some of Aotearoa and the world’s most lyrically vibrant voices. Gather together […]

“Gregory Kan (Under Glass), Helen Rickerby (How to Live), Chen Chen (When I Grow Up I Want to Be A L ist of Further Possibilities) and Jane Arthur (Craven) join host Rosabel Tan for a revelatory event. Each poet has selected a poem from within their own collections and will lead us through the writing […]

On November the 9th, live poetry, music and video combine to create a ‘glitchy cabaret spectacular is a tender, furious and bleakly funny drone’s-eye-view of anxiety, violence, surveillance, work and survival’. It’s being performed at Te Auaha, Tapere Iti. Written by the Forward-shortlisted Scottish poet Harry Josephine Giles and performed by them with international sound […]

Congratulations to Dunedin poet, Sue Wootton who has been announced as the 2020 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow!