One of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long-running Fellowships is now open for applications. The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship allows a writer to spend no less than three months in Menton, France, with access to a writing room beneath the terrace of Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield did some of her most important writing. […]

Wairarapa Word presents Sam Duckor-Jones Sunday 2 September 3pm – 4.30pm

Book launch | Erik Kennedy and Kerrin P. Sharpe Victoria University Press warmly invites you to this double launch for There’s No Place Like the Internet in Springtime by Erik Kennedy & Louder by Kerrin P. Sharpe 5.30pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 29 August at Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford St, Christchurch central. All welcome. Refreshments will be […]

Palmerston North poet Paula Harris is the winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize, a US poetry prize organised by literary journal Ruminate. The winning poem ‘you will dig me from the earth with your bare hands, in order to resurrect me’ was selected by judge Ilya Kaminsky, widely considered one of the great […]

A year 13 student at Wellington’s Queen Margaret College has won first place in the 2018 International Institute of Modern Letters’ (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award, with her poem ‘Vignettes’. Ilena Shadbolt receives a prize of $500 and the opportunity to attend a poetry masterclass with poets James Brown and Hera Lindsay Bird at the […]

Poetry Live is delighted to present; – the return of Peter Le Baige – and introducing Nia Vavao Peter Le Baige started writing around 1977, and took part in the early Poetry Live sessions at the Globe Tavern doing his last guest spot there around 1982, so it’s taken a while to get back on […]

Poetry Quartet: Therese Lloyd, Tayi Tibble, Chris Tse and Sam Duckor-Jones These poets write works of boldness with an acute eye on relationships in the modern world. Therese Lloyd’s The Facts, Poūkahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Te Whānau ā Apanui/Ngāti Porou), He’s So MASC by Chris Tse and People from the Pit Stand Up by Sam […]