Dunedin poet Emma Neale is the 2020 recipient of the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry, a prize given biennially in recognition of a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. Emma Neale is the author of six novels and six collections of poetry. Her most recent novel, Billy Bird (2016) was short-listed for the Acorn […]

AUP New Poets 6, featuring the work of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey, and Chris Stewart, and edited by Anna Jackson, was launched online on March 28th. You can order your copy through Time Out Bookstore (orders will be fulfilled once lockdown ceases).

Here we aim to collate many of the digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Although we are all in our own bubbles, we can come together in cyber space to celebrate poets and poetry! Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams […]

As the nation acclimatises to a lockdown in the fight against coronavirus, the New Zealand Poetry Society would like to reach out to its community and assure you all that we remain strongly committed to the promotion of poets and poetry in Aotearoa. Initiatives for you to look forward to include our International Competition, which […]

Poets to the People’s open mic events have been canceled for the foreseeable future. Please see their Facebook page for how you can help and be helped in these turbulent times.

With lockdown now official, we’ll be sharing more virtual poetry events as we are able – the first of which is this virtual poetry slam, this Sunday on Zoom! “Your Place” aims to share a variety of events online – something to keep an eye on as we all self-isolate. You can subscribe to receive […]

In the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, Paula Green’s website, NZ Poetry Shelf, will be hosting online NZ book launches. Bravo Paula! Find out more on NZ Poetry Shelf.