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 […]

Poetry Live is delighted to present; – the return of Peter Le Baige – and introducing Nia Vavao Peter Le Baige started writing around 1977, and took part in the early Poetry Live sessions at the Globe Tavern doing his last guest spot there around 1982, so it’s taken a while to get back on […]

Poetry Quartet: Therese Lloyd, Tayi Tibble, Chris Tse and Sam Duckor-Jones These poets write works of boldness with an acute eye on relationships in the modern world. Therese Lloyd’s The Facts, Poūkahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Te Whānau ā Apanui/Ngāti Porou), He’s So MASC by Chris Tse and People from the Pit Stand Up by Sam […]

Where’s all the gold by GollyGforce

a fine line magazine’s theme for its Winter 2018 edition is LOST & FOUND. What does this phrase mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? Deadline 20 July 2018. Read the guidelines here: Financial members receive advance notice of themes in our quarterly magazine. Please note the current Autumn edition only becomes […]

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CALL FOR POETRY Just under two weeks until the submission deadline! The theme for the May 2018 edition of a fine line is FAMILY. What does that word mean to you? Does this image inspire a poem? The deadline for this issue is 10 April 2018…/a-fine-line-quarterly-magaz…/ Financial members receive advance notice of themes in […]