Best New Zealand Poems 2016 Best New Zealand Poems is published annually by Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. Get ready for Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day (on 25 August) by coming along to hear thirteen of the best read work chosen by Best New Zealand Poems 2016 editor Jenny Bornholdt – and be sure to to view the […]

Hello poetry lovers, greetings for a new year of poetry events, we hope your 2017 is going well. In November, Helen Rickerby gave a wonderful performance to a full house, and for our opening event this year, Sunday 26 February, we will be welcoming another well-known Wellington-based poet, Vivienne Plumb. Vivienne is a full-time writer […]

Mr Pip author LLoyd Jones and potter Paul Melser in conversation Sunday 2 April 3pm (cup of tea from 2.30) Carterton Events Centre 50 Holloway Street Entry by Koha

A Road Tour of American Song Titles Karl du Fresne talks about his book Road Tour of American Song Titles Travelling across America he tracked down where the songs came from. Bob Cooper-Grundy and Kate Marshall play the songs. Sunday 5 March 3pm Carterton Memorial Club 35 Broadway Carterton Entry by Koha

You are invited to participate in an open mic on the theme of flight. 12 February 3pm Carterton Events Centre Win two adult tickets to Wings Over Wairarapa on Sunday Feb 19.

Contemporary poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty—and sheer variety—leaves many readers puzzled and overwhelmed. The critic, scholar and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help. In Close Calls with Nonsense: How to Read New Poetry, Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of […]