We are delighted to debut a new cover for a fine line‘s Winter edition.In this edition, Jeannine Hall Gailey writes about promoting one’s poetry despite illness and tyrannies of distance, with advice that feels especially relevant in our time of social distancing and preventive isolation. Xiaole Zhan shares her thoughts on being called to poetry, […]

First, there is a group reading on Zoom featuring The Write Blend. Based out of the US, Words Out Loud is an ongoing reading series held on the first Friday of the month. Follow the link in the flyer at 11.30am, Saturday June 6th NZT to attend. The session also includes a literary trivia quiz […]

Warmest congratulations to Tusiata Avia, Cilla McQueen, and Brian Turner, who have been appointed to The New Zealand Order of Merit. Tusiata Avia and Cilla McQueen become Members of the Order, and Brian Turner becomes an Officer.

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 […]

NZPS’s a fine line magazine, Autumn edition, takes flight with thought-provoking articles from Helen McKinlay and Raewyn Alexander, poems from our brilliant Members on the theme of Birds, plus a special collaboration between New Zealand and Jamaican poets, organised by Jamaican poet Ann-Margaret Lim and our very own NZPS President Shane Hollands, with poems that […]

Please note that the Creative New Zealand Samoa Artist in Residence 2020, originally closing tomorrow, April 3rd, has been suspended.

The 2019 edition of the online anthology Ōrongohau/Best New Zealand Poems is now live, featuring 25 poems chosen by acclaimed poet Hera Lindsay Bird.Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) has published the anthology annually since 2001, with support from Creative New Zealand.Lindsay Bird, described by recent UK poet laureate […]

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 […]