The New Zealand Poetry Society (NZPS) was established in 1973 with the goal of advancing education by promoting, developing and supporting poets and poetry in New Zealand.

We do this through:

  • a fine line – our quarterly magazine which is emailed or posted to members.
  • The Annual International Poetry Competition.
  • The Annual New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology.
  • The bi-annual New Zealand Poetry Conference.
  • The New Zealand Poetry Society website and FaceBook page.

  Our work is only possible thanks to the support of our members.

Membership options

Our membership year begins in April and concludes at the end of the following March. If you are joining for the first time between 1 September and 28/29 February, you’ll pay half the above rates for membership through to the end of March. This discount is not available to members renewing after the renewal date.

  • $30 for basic sub — the quarterly magazine, a fine line, will be sent to you by email.
  • $60 for postal sub — if you want a printed copy of the magazine posted to you, within New Zealand only.
  • $45 for joint membership (at the same physical address and different email addresses).
  • $60 for schools and libraries. One copy of the magazine will be posted.
  • $60 for established poetry groups, with membership criteria (eg. not open mic venues or casual groups) — one copy of the magazine will be emailed to the named representative of the Group for distribution to regular and recognised members of the Group.

How to become a member or renew your membership

Enter your details in the form below or download a membership form.

How to pay

Pay by Paypal

Ongoing membership at $30 per year

Ongoing membership at $60 per year

Ongoing membership at $45 per year

One-off membership at $30 per year

One-off membership at $60 per year

One-off membership at $45 per year

New Members Only at $15 per year: 1st September – 28th February

Pay by post or bank deposit

  • If paying by internet banking:
    • deposit payment to account number: 06-0501-082337110.
    • Remember to put the name of the member (the same as you have entered on the form) and the word “membership” in the reference fields.
  • If paying by cheque, bank cheque or postal order post the form and payment to PO Box 5283, Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145.