May 2021: This is it! The month to polish up your best haiku and submit to the NZ Poetry Society International Haiku Contest. If you haven’t been writing much lately, why not visit our stash of Archived Articles and enjoy the accumulated wisdom there, including The Haiku Habit by Jeanne Emrich; Guidelines for Editing Haiku […]

A huge congratulations to the winner and runners up of our Summer Instagram Poetry Competition! 1st Place: themoonpoetry 2nd Place: wordsbyharriet 3rd Place: _heyitsnae_ We really enjoyed reading the entries and hope that some of our Insta-poets will also try their hand at our International Poetry Competition!

Several New Zealand poets (and one Australian) have been involved with the PoARTry Exhibition Tools of the Trade, which is running at Mercy Hospital in Dunedin for the month of March 2021. Hospital staff – at all levels – provided words around their work that had meaning for them, poets created works inspired by these […]

Meri Kirihimete from all of us at the New Zealand Poetry Society. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!

Samesame but different LGBTQI+ Writers Festival seeks a Treasurer! Find out more in the attached PDF or on their Facebook page.

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.