The NZPS is looking for two lovely people to join us at the New Zealand Poetry Society. The New Zealand Poetry Society supports and promotes poets and poetry in New Zealand. Established in 1973, we engage with individuals and communities across New Zealand who share a sense of curiosity and excitement about poetry.  1. Administrator […]

We hope you’re doing well with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. We’re happy to say print copies of the Autumn edition of a fine line are now on their way to our print subscribers. We’ve also resumed posting anthology orders and banking cheques. Thanks for your patience if you were waiting on these. Annual General […]

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Winter 2020 edition is FRUIT What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 30 April 2020 Our guidelines have been updated with new requirements, so please have a read before submitting your work. Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly […]

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 […]

Last updated 27 June Here we aim to collate digital poetry events happening in Aotearoa and around the world. Many digital events use Zoom. Aotearoa/New Zealand Poetry at Your Place – updated with online poetry slams as they arise The House is Open: Live from Wellington – every Friday at 8pm (NZT) #postitpoems by philandhiscapsicum […]

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 […]