AUP New Poets 6, featuring the work of Ben Kemp, Vanessa Crofskey, and Chris Stewart, and edited by Anna Jackson, was launched online on March 28th. You can order your copy through Time Out Bookstore (orders will be fulfilled once lockdown ceases).

Both Starling and Sweet Mammalian are currently open for submissions: Starling, for their 10th issue, is open to submissions of poetry and prose from New Zealand writers under the age of 25. Submissions close April 20. Sweet Mammalian is looking for political poetry from writers of any age. Submissions close May 31.

New Zealand remains at Covid-19 Alert Level 4. Please take the stay-at-home order seriously. For up-to-date and accurate information visit the Government’s Covid-19 website. With two of us now working at home and the other, classed as an essential worker, now filling night shifts into the early hours, my ‘normal’ has changed. Plans to revamp my […]

For a fine line magazine’s Winter edition, we are searching for our next Featured Student Poet. The chosen poet will have their poetry featured, and receive a book token as payment for publication. They will also receive the following prizes: • a one-year student membership from the NZ Poetry Society; • a one-year student membership […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society is happy to receive and promote information about poetry events (including public book launches, open mics, visiting poets, festivals*) and opportunities (including competitions, residencies, journal submissions*). Please send details to our social media coordinator, Charlotte, at social@poetrysociety.org.nz *Lists not exclusive! Feel free to send anything you think is relevant to […]

Budding haiku poets in Christchurch will benefit from attending Barbara Strang’s haiku workshop on February 13th at Tūranga (Central Library). Find out more details: https://bit.ly/2u4Sey7

Congratulations to poet and essayist, Talia Marshall, who has been announced as Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters’ inaugural Emerging Māori Writer in Residence!