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 […]

The NZPS is delighted to welcome all of our new student members in 2020. We hope that you have settled into the new academic year and look forward to hearing your voices (and poems!) in our community. On that note, please know that we are currently calling for student book reviewers. These micro-reviews must be […]

Our second collaboration with the Jamaican Poets in conjunction with The New Zealand Poetry Society and The Meeting Ground Ko te Waahi Hui was published recently in Kingston, Jamaica. It focuses on birds and includes works by David Eggleton and Professor Edward Baugh. Congratulations to everyone involved!

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlists have been announced – hearty congratulations to all longlisted poets! See the lists in all their glory here:

Congratulations to poet and essayist, Talia Marshall, who has been announced as Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters’ inaugural Emerging Māori Writer in Residence!