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 […]

What makes a good haiku? Marco Fraticelli, our 2021 judge for the Haiku Junior category of our international competition, has some good advice. Read on, especially if you are entering this year’s competition.                                    So You Want to Write a Haiku 1. A haiku is not a sentence. It doesn’t need to begin with a […]

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 […]

Haumi ē! Hui ē! Tāiki ē! Stay Well Here, the NZPS Anthology for 2020, is now available to order. Edited by Raewyn Alexander and full of the very best entries from our 2020 International Competition. Please fill out the order form below and email it to info@poetrysociety.org.nz

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The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is pleased to share that the Seventh Annual Golden Haiku Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions via our website through January 12, 2020. Poets and aspiring poets from around the region and the world are invited to submit their original, self-authored verse, and winning haiku will be displayed in […]

The NZPS office will be closed from the 23rd December 2019 – 5th January 2020

The Perfect Weight of Blankets at Night, the NZPS Anthology for 2019, is now available to order. Edited by Raewyn Alexander and full of the very best entries from our 2019 International Competition. Please note orders received at present will not be delivered until after the Covid-19 alert has dropped to level 2. Thanks for […]

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 […]