January 2020: Welcome to a new year, I hope it’s been kind to you so far, notwithstanding that war may be imminent in the Middle East and large parts of Australia are on fire. Our thoughts in New Zealand are with those in Australia being affected by these terrible fires – the hellish scenes on our […]

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Autumn 2020 edition is BIRDS What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Deadline 10 January 2020 Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. Please note the recently-distributed Summer edition only becomes available on our website with the release of […]

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is pleased to share that the Seventh Annual Golden Haiku Poetry Contest is now accepting submissions via our website through January 12, 2020. Poets and aspiring poets from around the region and the world are invited to submit their original, self-authored verse, and winning haiku will be displayed in […]

The NZPS office will be closed from the 23rd December 2019 – 5th January 2020

The Perfect Weight of Blankets at Night, the NZPS Anthology for 2019, is now available to order. Edited by Raewyn Alexander and full of the very best entries from our 2019 International Competition. Please note orders received from the 19th December – 5th January will be processed after the 6th January due to the holiday […]

POET’S ALIVE is currently not holding regular meetings, although we do hope we will again in the future. In the meantime we can add you to our email list. This will keep you up to date with poetry events happening locally, and with competitions, both national and international, for which we receive notifications. If this […]

Verb Festival in Wellington looks awesome next month! Presenting Further Possibilities: Chen Chen. Chen Chen’s debut poetry collection, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, is a collection that crackles with humour, love, grief and longing. Check out this event on the 9th of November as he talks with […]