August 2021: The first kowhai flowers are just bursting out on the street trees in my neighbourhood, a sure sign that spring can’t be far off. Many areas have had some decent cold snaps, not to mention storms, this winter, and although August might still have some surprises in store, it is getting lighter again. […]

Read our featured student poet and shortlisted poets now for the Winter issue of a fine line.

Renew or join to read new poetry, student poems, articles, book reviews and an interview! Click through to a fine line here.

A bighearted donation from the Windrift Haiku group means that we can publish a small selection of haiku from our members. Haiku can be on any theme, and will be published in a fine line magazine. Send up to four haiku by 10 June 2021. See submission guidelines at bit.ly/3wEmgDv Submissions are open to NZPS […]

a fine line’s theme for its Winter 2021 edition is ANIMAL What does this word bring to mind? What images start to form? Native, domesticated, endangered, mistreated or loved? Beast or beauty?Send us your best animal poems under 40 lines by 10 June 2021. See submission guidelines at bit.ly/3hSaQYs Submissions are open to NZPS members […]

a fine line is searching for our next Student Feature Poet for the Winter edition. We are open for submissions from student poets, secondary or tertiary. Poems can be on any theme, new or previously published. Submissions from both NZPS members and non-members are welcome.  The chosen poet will have their poetry featured in a fine line’s Winter […]

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.