The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems 2017 Winner Announced International Writers’ Workshop (IWW) is delighted to announce that Janet Newman is the 2017 winner of The Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems for her sequence, Tender. The $1000 prize was judged by respected Auckland poet Robert Sullivan. Tender is a […]

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 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 […]

First published in 2006 a fine line is the flagship poetry magazine of the New Zealand Poetry Society. It features poems by members and the broader poetry community as well as articles on the craft of poetry and news about poetry events and opportunities in New Zealand. We are looking for a student or recent […]

We have a bunch of new poetry books just waiting for reviewers… If you’re interested in writing a review and being published on our website or magazine, email Simpson, Jane – A world without maps (Interactive Press, 2016) Pirie, Mark – Rock & Roll Selected Poems in Five Sets (Bareknuckle Books, 2016) Thomson, Mary Jane […]

Find out who won each section of the 2016 NZPS Poetry Competition and read the judges’ comments.