a fine line’s theme for its Spring 2021 edition is FOREST What does the Aotearoa bush mean to you, historically, culturally, psychologically, emotionally? What about a particular national park or a single tree? Does the word ‘forest’ conjure up ideas of eco-poetry and politics, sustainable farming and water degradation? We want poems that dare to […]

We are delighted to announce the results of our annual poetry competition. We had close to 2,000 entries across the categories. Our four judges – Lynley Edmeades (New Zealand), Marco Fraticelli (Canada), Simon Hanson (Australia) and Chris Tse (New Zealand) – had a tough job selecting winners and placegetters from an outstanding field. Thank you […]

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

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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 […]

Chris Tse, our judge for the Open Verse Junior category, shares with us three poems he really enjoys and why. Have you entered our 2021 NZPS International Poetry Competition yet? Still plenty of time – entries close May 31st, 2021. Go here for the guidelines and entry forms. Crush Poem! by Caroline Shepherd This poem […]

Another week and more wonderful tips and insights from one of our 2021 NZPS International Poetry Competition judges!! Simon Hanson, who is judging the Haiku adults category, shares with us some of his favourite haiku and highlights the beauty of each one. Thinking of entering our competition? Entries are open until May 31st, 2021. Go […]

It’s always interesting to hear what poems particular poets admire. This week, we hear from our judge for the Open category – Lynley Edmeades – who has nominated a poem to share with us. It is a poem she loves as much now as when she first read it. The title of the poem is […]