The Montreal International Poetry Prize offers a top prize of $20,000 CAD for a single poem, and is encouraging New Zealand poets to enter. The competition is judged this year by American poet Yusef Komunyakaa, whose collection ‘Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977-1989‘ won the Pulitzer Prize. The deadline is fast approaching, with the […]

New Zealand poets, polish up your gems and send them – Ireland-based The Blue Nib is considering work for print or on the digital platform. They read each entry and respond promptly. All details can be found here.

To get you inspired for for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a selection of haiku by our Open Junior judge, Barbara Strang. For more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition, see here.

At 6pm, Action Education Inc will hold the 3rd Annual Stand Up Poetry Slam, featuring poets from Aotearoa aged 13-18. More details: https://bit.ly/2zNgRS5 At 8pm, the Octagon Collective will host their May Poetry Night. More details: https://bit.ly/2zJcF68

The New Zealand Poetry Society has been running an annual poetry competition since 1987. The competition is open to members and non-members, worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount. All entries are eligible to be published in our annual poetry anthology. Poets can enter four separate entry categories. Open verse for adults (18 years […]

The NZPS Poetry Competition is in full swing, and we’d love to see more Haiku Junior entries from those 17 years and younger. So here’s some key facts about haiku, as well as a haiku writing exercise. Whether you’re in Primary, Intermediate, or Secondary school, it’s easy to get started!You can enter your haiku in our […]

Live Canon Poetry is currently accepting submissions for their 2020 Collections Competition. Judged by Glyn Maxwell (@glynofwelwyn), the competition is open to first, second, and subsequent collections. This competition closes on May 25th, so get entering! More details regarding submissions can be found here.

To get you inspired for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a selection of haiku by our Open judge, Owen Bullock. For more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition, see here.

To get you inspired for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a poem by our Open Junior judge, essa may ranapiri, titled ‘standing at the front of a room delivering a karakia’. Find more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition here.

City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand is calling for poems “to add to Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature’s permanent record of our preferences, our possibilities, our world.” Submissions are open until April 30 – a few more days to get your submission in!