July 2020: Clearly not much going on in the world of haiku, hence a short Happenings section this month. I’ve just been away for a week, traversing roads I haven’t been over for years or, in the case of the Forgotten World Highway, never been over, and making a point of stopping in small towns […]

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 […]

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

Salty is a zine out of Wellington that focuses on poetry and art.

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.

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 […]