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Vale Sir Vincent O’Sullivan

It is with sadness that I note the passing of Sir Vincent O'Sullivan, co-patron of the New Zealand Poetry Society.   Vincent was a much-loved poet of Aotearoa who contributed richly to our literature in multiple fields, including Katherine Mansfield Studies, New...

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2024 New Zealand Poetry Society Competition – CLOSED

Our popular annual competition is now OPEN and will close at midnight Aotearoa New Zealand time on May 31, 2024. You can enter in the following categories: Open 18+ years. No theme. Open Junior 17 years and under. The Open Junior category calls for poetry inspired...

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Ekphrasis: Teacher and student resource

Ekphrasis: Teacher and student resource

The Open Junior category calls for poetry inspired by works of visual art such as painting, sculpture or photographs. The term used to describe this form of poetry is ekphrasis and we have produced a handy resource for teachers and students to help you get started....

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Āria – Jessica Hinerangi

Āria – Jessica Hinerangi

Jessica Hinerangi Āria (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2023). ISBN 978 1 86940 991 3. RRP $29.95. 75ppĀnana! He pukapuka toikupu tuatahi tino kaha nā Jessica Hinerangi. Wow! What a powerful first book of poetry by Jessica Hinerangi. In this collection, āria...

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Transposium! – Dani Yourukova

Transposium! – Dani Yourukova

Dani Yourukova Transposium! (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2023)ISBN 9781776711000. RRP $29.99. 108pp.Dani Yourukova’s debut, Transposium, is a cool book. A smooth book. It’s got it together. Using Ancient Greek philosophy and modern popular culture, it creates...

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My American Chair – Elizabeth Smither

My American Chair – Elizabeth Smither

Elizabeth Smither My American Chair (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2022). ISBN: 9781869409609. RRP: $24.99. 88pp. Reading a new Elizabeth Smither collection is always a source of anticipation and relish. My American Chair is her eighteenth poetry collection and...

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A Fine Line Spring 2022

A Fine Line Spring 2022

A Fine Line Spring 2022 Gail IngramSerie Barford The third dayWater songsThe dark side of the moonGeometries of lightVictor Billot The Ode and IThe Trials of Elvis Tokoroa (poem)S J Mannion reviews Super Model Minority by Chris Tse Hebe Kearney reviews Meat Lovers by...

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