Monday, June 19, 2017
The National Library is calling for nominations for the next New Zealand Poet Laureate.
The Award of Poet Laureate recognises an outstanding New Zealand poet, who receives $80,000 and is supported by the National Library to concentrate on their own work, take part in literary events, and utilise the Poet Laureate blog.
The Laureate also receives a tokotoko created by Jacob Scott and a stipend of wine from Te Mata Estate Winery (who began the Laureate Award in 1996 and supported it until 2007 when the National Library assumed responsibility for it).
Nominations close on 11 August, and the new Laureate will be announced on National Poetry Day, Friday 25 August 2017.
For further information and a nomination form: