Open Section | Haiku Section | Open Junior Section | Haiku Junior Section OPEN SECTION (Anne French) First Place: ‘Bathing in Melancholy’ Bogusia Wardein, Norway Second Place: ‘Cassio and Desdemona’ Kim J Fulton, Auckland Third Place: ‘Her’ Wes Lee, Wellington Highly Commended (no special order): ‘Her Warning Signs’ Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Auckland; ‘1950: After Evensong’ Peter […]

Dunedin is set to host some of the finest young literary talent in the country (and the west island). Will you welcome them? We’ve launched a juicy new programme for 2018 full of young talent and big ideas. Featuring robot poetry, science writing, decolonising literature, Zinefest, regional slam poetry competition, terrifying kids books, blaming of […]

One of New Zealand’s most prestigious and long-running Fellowships is now open for applications. The Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship allows a writer to spend no less than three months in Menton, France, with access to a writing room beneath the terrace of Villa Isola Bella, where Katherine Mansfield did some of her most important writing. […]

Wairarapa Word presents Sam Duckor-Jones Sunday 2 September 3pm – 4.30pm

Book launch | Erik Kennedy and Kerrin P. Sharpe Victoria University Press warmly invites you to this double launch for There’s No Place Like the Internet in Springtime by Erik Kennedy & Louder by Kerrin P. Sharpe 5.30pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 29 August at Scorpio Books, 120 Hereford St, Christchurch central. All welcome. Refreshments will be […]

Palmerston North poet Paula Harris is the winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize, a US poetry prize organised by literary journal Ruminate. The winning poem ‘you will dig me from the earth with your bare hands, in order to resurrect me’ was selected by judge Ilya Kaminsky, widely considered one of the great […]

A year 13 student at Wellington’s Queen Margaret College has won first place in the 2018 International Institute of Modern Letters’ (IIML) National Schools Poetry Award, with her poem ‘Vignettes’. Ilena Shadbolt receives a prize of $500 and the opportunity to attend a poetry masterclass with poets James Brown and Hera Lindsay Bird at the […]