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 […]

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 […]

We would like to assure our community that the NZPS is well-placed to work through the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on our activities, including the upcoming International Competition. We will be thinking of ways to support poets and poetry in NZ at this time, more than ever. We will have an update for our […]

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. Creative New Zealand is inviting nominations for writers who have made an outstanding contribution to New Zealand literature in the categories of non-fiction, poetry or fiction. $60,000 is awarded in each genre. Those nominated must be New Zealand citizens or residents. The […]

CALL FOR POETRY The theme for the May 2018 edition of a fine line is FAMILY. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 April 2018 https://poetrysociety.org.nz/…/a-fine-line-quarterly-magaz…/ Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. Please note that the latest […]

CALL FOR POETRY   The theme for the February edition of a fine line is CHAIRS. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 January 2018   NZPS financial members can submit up to four poems (40 lines max). Also, members will receive […]