Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The NZ Poetry Society’s annual Poetry and Haiku Competition is now open
The New Zealand Poetry Society’s 27th Annual
Poetry & Haiku competition closes on 31st May. Entry forms are
available on the website www.poetrysociety.org.nz
Cash prizes include $500 for the top poem (judged by Tim
Jones) and $100 each for the top 5 haiku (judged by John O’Connor), plus an
extra $150 from the Jeanette Stace Poetry Trust for the First Prize winning
haiku. There are also junior sections for both types of poem, with top prizes
of $200 (verse) and $150 (haiku).
Prize-winning poems will be published in the NZ Poetry
Society's annual poetry anthology, to be released in November 2014. All entries
are eligible for selection for the anthology, which will be carried out by an
independent editor. Poems are selected on literary merit and purchase of the
anthology is not a requirement for having a poem included.
The New Zealand Poetry Society
PO Box 5283
New Zealand www.poetrysociety.org.nz