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, […]
01/12/20 Terms and conditions: 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of New Zealand and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the New Zealand Poetry Society, its affiliates, subsidiaries, […]
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!
NZPS members have contributed towards a community poem published by Muse-Pie Press. A truly global effort, with contributions from 16 countries and 220 poets, it contains reflections on the pandemic.
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 […]
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 […]
To get you inspired for for our annual poetry competition, we are posting poems by our excellent judges. Here is a selection of haiku by our Open Junior judge, Barbara Strang. For more information on the NZPS’ poetry competition, see here.
The New Zealand Poetry Society has been running an annual poetry competition since 1987. The competition is open to members and non-members, worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount. All entries are eligible to be published in our annual poetry anthology. Poets can enter four separate entry categories. Open verse for adults (18 years […]
Here, where I was born, a fragile darkness consumed the wooded hills and mountain tussocks clung to the edges of a rain-soaked world. Rivers twisted in the landscape’s womb as trees bore down with all their strength. Human shadows traversed the blue-black silence, the unsleeping nights. I followed their footprints and burst into […]