It’s always interesting to hear what poems particular poets admire. This week, we hear from our judge for the Open category – Lynley Edmeades – who has nominated a poem to share with us. It is a poem she loves as much now as when she first read it. The title of the poem is […]

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 2020 NZ Young Writers Festival (NZ Young Writers Festival) kicks off next week, 24th September. The festival showcases 4 days of free events in City of Literature Dunedin, New Zealand! Find out more about their programme on the festival’s website.

The deadline to apply for a Māori and Pasifika Creative Writing Workshop (CREW 260) taught by Victor Rodger is June 19 (next Friday!). Contact for more information.

Ōtepoti Writers Lab is hosting an online poetry masterclass on May 30th for Ōtepoti-based writers. Spaces are limited – register your interest via DM or their event page on Facebook, or by emailing

POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2018 This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject. Closing 16th April. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 1st prize is £100. 2nd prize is £50 Entry fees are as […]

Reading for Writing: 2017 – an Odyssey by Anthology Sample poetry from across the English-speaking world, looking back at 2017 through the lens of poetry anthologies. Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own. […]

PK ONLINE POETRY COURSES FOR 2018 January and February start all dates filling quickly. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. There is still opportunity to start in December, but January and […]

POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER on this link you will find POETRY KIT NEWSLETTER December 2017 CAUGHT IN THE NET – Featured Poet Book of the Month We are always trying to ensure that the listings we carry are up to date and we can only do that with your help. If you know of any […]