Every day there seems to be something new unfurling in the garden – first the tree blossoms and fresh leaves, now the rengarenga lilies, roses and irises, with dahlias, lilies and hydrangeas still to come. No wonder poets have been going bonkers over this season for centuries. I hope your writing brain/elbow has been jogged […]

Te Whē, a new journal, is live! This bilingual journal showcases Māori writers. You can read the inaugural volume of the journal online.

Whanake | Rise, a zine showcasing BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of colour) voices, is out now. Find out more about the zine on Facebook.

New posts on Love in the Time of Covid, celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, including poetry by Haare Williams and Nadine Anne Hura!

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 International Poetry Competition! With over 2200 entries, the four judges were delighted at the exceptional writing that was entered from around the world. Click here for the full results, including reports from our judges.

Falling Poems has collated submitted haiku on social distancing and the coronavirus. The resulting video was launched on Nelson Mandela Day 2020. It includes some submissions from New Zealand! 🌏 The haiku can also be seen on their website.

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Spring 2020 edition is SHOES What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 July 2020 Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. So SIGN UP or renew — don’t miss out. Image credit from left to right: Ceci […]

We are currently calling for students who would like to write micro-reviews of poetry books for the New Zealand Poetry Society. All those who self-identify as a student and live in New Zealand are welcome to apply. Micro-reviews are 250-500 words long, excluding quotations. Selected students will be able to keep their review book, and […]

Sign up as a member to support poets and poetry in New Zealand! Find out more at https://poetrysociety.org.nz/members/joining-the-nzps/

The Auckland Writers Festival 2020 Winter Series commences tomorrow! Running for thirteen weeks, the programme features outstanding literary talent.