The Annual General Meeting of The New Zealand Poetry Society Incorporated will be held at 2pm on Saturday, 22nd June 2019; Room 5, Knox Church, 449 George Street, Dunedin. Directions: Room 5 is in the administration building behind the church, ground floor level and to the right. Parking is on-street. AGENDA 1)  Apologies 2)  Confirmation […]

June 2019:  Our balmy autumn has possibly lulled us into a false sense of security but the long-range forecast is predicting average or above average winter temperatures for most of the country. So, despite what some local councils (and the odd mayor) are saying, the climate is actually changing! It’s great to see young people putting […]

The 2019 New Zealand Poetry Society Competition is now open. Entries must be received by 31 May 2019. Our competition has multiple options for entering, depending on your age and the poetry genre (verse or haiku). The links below take you to all the forms you need, as well as the instructions for entering each […]

Originally posted on A Dark Feathered Art:
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of…

For a fine line magazine’s Winter edition, we are searching for our first Featured Student Poet. Any New Zealand poets who self-identify as a student are welcome to send in their work for consideration. The chosen poet will have their poetry featured in a fine line’s next edition, and they will receive a book token […]

The Poetry Class: A Reading For Writing Workshop Join poet Joanna Preston for a workshop that climbs inside poems, finds out what makes them tick, and explores ways to use that knowledge to create poems of your own.   This season focusing on poems by five New Zealand women – fabulous, furious, frank and funny. But which five? […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is happy to welcome Jamie Trower onto the committee. Jamie Trower is a poet, journalist and motivational speaker from Auckland. He works for M2 magazine as a writer, and in his spare time scribbles poetry about life, death and everything in between. He is actively involved with poetry around the […]