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 […]

The New Zealand Poetry Society International Poetry Competition is now open!! Our competition has been running since 1987 and is open to members and non-members worldwide, with members receiving an entry fee discount. For each of the four categories listed below there are cash prizes, and all entries are eligible to be published in our […]

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

If you are searching for poetry competitions, Winning Writers maintains a contest database that may be of interest!

Check out the final 2020 event of Poetry at the Fringe in Wellington on Sunday, December 20! 4-6pm The Fringe, 26-32 Allen St Find more details on their Facebook page.

The 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline draws closer! Entries due by December 31, 2020. Find out how to enter on The Griffin Trust website.

For those in Whangārei, head along: Poets@ONEONESIX Thursday 17 December, 5pm, 116 Bank Street, Whangārei Read, share, listen, respond

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

The New Zealand Poetry Society is pleased to announce the launch of their 2020 Anthology: Haumi ē! Hui ē! Taiki ē! Stay Well Here, edited by Raewyn Alexander. The launch will feature readings from our International Competition winners and contributors, plus your chance to pick up a copy! Editor Raewyn Alexander will give a talk, […]

01/12/20 Terms and conditions: 1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The Campaign is only open to legal residents of New Zealand and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the New Zealand Poetry Society, its affiliates, subsidiaries, […]