We are sending out a call for anyone wishing to take up the mantle of Social Media Coordinator for the New Zealand Poetry Society in 2021. Unfortunately, the current coordinator, Charlotte Steel, is stepping down from the role. The job requires the willing recipient to be an expert in Facebook, Twitter and WordPress, keeping the […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the launch of their 2020 Anthology: Haumi ē! Hui ē! Taiki ē! Stay Well Here, edited by Raewyn Alexander. The launch will feature readings from our International Competition winners and contributors, plus your chance to pick up a copy! Editor Raewyn Alexander will give a talk, […]

Congratulations to Nathan Joe, winner of the New Zealand Poetry Slam National Final, and to all competitors who took part! Our very own committee member RikTheMost won third place!

Heartfelt congratulations to all the winners of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement, and especially to former NZ Poet Laureate, Jenny Bornholdt!

A bighearted donation from the Windrift Haiku group means that we can now publish (and pay for) a small selection of haiku from our Members. Haiku can be on any theme, and will be published in a fine line magazine. Deadline 10 October 2020 See submission guidelines on our website. If you interested in joining […]

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Summer 2020 edition is BALLOON. What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 October 2020 See submission guidelines on our website. Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. So SIGN UP or renew — don’t miss out. Image […]

Congratulations to our ex-NZPS committee member, E Wen! E Wen Wong, a Year 13 student from Burnside High School in Christchurch, has won the 2020 International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award. Her poem titled ‘The house that Saturn built,’ was described by judge Airini Beautrais, as “powerful and beautiful”, “full of […]

From reflections by Chloe Honum on her Grimshaw Sargeson residency, and Nathan Joe on lockdown and performance poetry, to beautifully articulate reviews by Tim Grgec, Thomas Hamill, and Nicola Easthope, we believe this Spring edition is one to admire. And our Members’ Poems on shoes new and polished, weathered and storied, promise to take you […]

‘Unleash the power of poetry’ — so declares the slogan of National Poetry Day. This year’s #NZPoetryDay falls on 21 August. Although some events have been cancelled due to changes in alert levels, there will still be poetry events up and down the country, whether online or in-person. Browse the complete calendar of events for […]

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 […]