• National Poetry Day 2020 – Poem and Lyric Competition KAIPARA COMPETITION

    National Poetry Day Competitions | 21 August 2020 |   National Poetry Day 2020 – Poem and Lyric Competition THE EBB AND FLOW OF THE KAIPARA The Kauri Museum runs the Poem and Lyric Competition for National Poetry Day in two phases. The Adult competition (over 18) and the student competition. The theme for this […]

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  • 2020 creative writing competition opens today Otago University

    Monday 20 July 2020 Have a go … the University’s annual creative writing competition for Otago students and staff opens today – with the theme “only connect…”. The University’s second annual creative writing competition for students and staff opens for entries today. Writer 2020 offers all staff and students at all of Otago’s campuses the opportunity […]

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  • Reviews Editor appointed for KETE: New books from Aotearoa New Zealand

    The Coalition for Books is delighted to announce that Mark Broatch, former deputy editor and books and culture editor of the New Zealand Listener, has accepted the role of Reviews Editor for a new “lithub”-style website to be launched in September by the Coalition for Books – KETE: New Books from Aotearoa New Zealand. Melanie Laville-Moore, Chair […]

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  • 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize open for entries

    2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize First prize: $AU$6,000 Four other shortlisted poets: $AU$1,000 Closes: 11:59 pm, 1 October 2020 Judges: Lachlan Brown, John Hawke, A. Frances Johnson, and John Kinsella Click here to enter the 2021 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Australian Book Review welcomes entries for the seventeenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, which is open from 15 July […]

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  • Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words.

    Aotearoa’s only LGBTQI+ literary festival, Same Same but Different, is excited to announce a special online winter talk series later this month.  From July 24-26th, Two to the Power of Five: The Power of Queer Words pairs up fascinating queer writers for five fantastic online conversations. The sessions are all free and being held thanks […]

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  • CALLING POETS AND POETRY LOVERS

    NATIONAL POETRY DAY 2020 AUGUST 21   Our nation’s celebration of poetry on 21 August this year may not be official, but it’s still destined to be exciting, diverse, and fantastic. And we’d like to help you spread the word about it, so if you are planning an event, send us details so we can […]

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  • Creative New Zealand announces its COVID-19-driven investment plan for the next 12 months

    Close on the heels of a heavily subscribed $29 million emergency response to COVID-19, Creative New Zealand has announced further funding to help the arts sector adapt in uncertain and unpredictable times. Creative New Zealand will devote the additional $25 million in new money announced by the Government in May, to a 12-month programme of […]

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  • Poetry New Zealand Yearbook student poetry competition now open

    17 JUN 2020 Calling all young poets! Entries are now open for the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook student poetry competition. Send us your previously unpublished original poem and be in to win a copy of Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020. Winning poems will be published in the 2021 edition of the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, and each poet and […]

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  • Going West Writers Festival 2020 Goes Virtual

    Going West Writers Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the launch of its treasure trove of curated audio files, available via podcast to lovers of words and ideas from Friday, 19 June.   Festival producer, James Littlewood says the limitations brought about by COVID-19 prompted the team to pull together a long-held dream of bringing […]

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  • The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize 2021

    The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize is for an outstanding debut poetry book collection by a poet, in the English language.   The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize is valued at €10,000 and will be adjudicated by a panel of judges nominated by the John Pollard Foundation, and the Trinity Oscar Wilde Centre […]

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  • NO OFFICIAL POETRY DAY FOR 2020, BUT POETS STILL ENCOURAGED TO CELEBRATE ON 21 AUGUST 2020

     The ongoing restrictions and concerns around Covid-19 demand a different approach this year to our national celebration of poetry. Organisers have made the difficult decision not to proceed with co-ordinating an official Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day in 2020. Instead they are turning 21 August over to poets countrywide to unleash the power of poetry […]

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  • blackmail press call for submissions issue # 44 Spring 2020.

    In times of uncertainty, difficulty and change, artists and writers often hold the space to give voice to the speechless, shape to the invisible, meaning to the ambiguous.    blackmail press call for submissions issue # 44 Spring 2020. blackmail press is an online poetry journal, created to give poets, students and poetry lovers in […]

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