Emma Neale has been appointed as the new editor of Landfall, published by Otago University Press.   Neale, who lives in Dunedin, has published six novels and five poetry collections, and edited several anthologies.   She is a former Robert Burns fellow (2012) and has received numerous awards and grants for her writing including the […]

The winners of the third annual Heritage Week Book Awards and Writing Competition, run by the NZ Society of Authors’ Canterbury Branch in association with Christchurch City Council’s Heritage Week, have been announced. At a packed ceremony held at the Malthouse Theatre, shortlisted entrants were invited to speak before the winners were announced. Now increasingly […]

TORONTO – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Romanian poet, essayist, and political figure Ana Blandiana will be honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s Lifetime Recognition Award at the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings on June 6, 2018. Ana will be attending the events in Toronto, and will read at the Griffin Poetry Prize […]

Shane Holland was elected President of the New Zealand Poetry Society at the AGM on 9 September. Shane will be joined by a new Vice-President, Mike Subritzky. Shane Hollands is principally a performance poet. He is well-known for his innovative work with poet centric music of differing genres from jazz to electronica to metal. Shane […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society 2017 International Poetry Competition Results out now. See full judges comments. Open Section judged by Cilla McQueen First Place: ‘After the Cyclone’ Alexandra Fraser, Auckland Second Place: ‘Sea Glass’ Margaret Moores, Auckland Third Place: ‘Seeing Red’ Nicholas Williamson, Christchurch Open Junior Section judged by Joanna Preston First Equal: ‘hidden figures’ Joanna […]

The annual NZPS International Poetry Competition is now open! Judges this year are: Open – Cilla McQueen M.A.Hons, Hon.Litt.D. (Otago). Author of fifteen collections of poetry, three of which have won New Zealand Book Awards, Cilla was the New Zealand National Library Poet Laureate 2009-11. Among her many honours, fellowships and awards is the 2010 Prime […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society (NZPS) was established in 1973 with the goal of advancing education by promoting, developing and supporting poets and poetry in New Zealand. The Society has around 200 members, who pay a $30 per year annual subscription. It is run by a committee that is elected annually. Purpose of role The […]