We are delighted to debut a new cover for a fine line‘s Winter edition.In this edition, Jeannine Hall Gailey writes about promoting one’s poetry despite illness and tyrannies of distance, with advice that feels especially relevant in our time of social distancing and preventive isolation. Xiaole Zhan shares her thoughts on being called to poetry, […]

First, there is a group reading on Zoom featuring The Write Blend. Based out of the US, Words Out Loud is an ongoing reading series held on the first Friday of the month. Follow the link in the flyer at 11.30am, Saturday June 6th NZT to attend. The session also includes a literary trivia quiz […]

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 […]

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 […]

A few places still available for an October Start date. We currently offer four online courses, suitable for the beginner, intermediate or more experienced writer. Including Mentoring and Critique service. New courses start on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Individual Online Mentoring for Poets is also available – Start at any time. Comments from […]

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 2016 Anthology, Penguin days, edited by Laurice Gilbert, will be launched on Saturday 5th November in Wellington, and on Saturday 19 November in Auckland.