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 […]

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 […]