Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019

Edited by Jack Ross

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A dose of terrific new New Zealand poetry

Poetry New Zealand, this country’s longest-running poetry magazine, showcases new writing from New Zealand and overseas. It presents the work of talented newcomers as well as that of established voices. Issue #53 features 130 new poems — including work by this year’s featured poet, Stephanie Christie — essays, and reviews of 30 new poetry collections.

Continually in print since 1951, when it was established by leading poet Louis Johnson, this highly regarded annual collection of new poetry and reviews and poetics discussion is the ideal way to catch up with the latest poetry from established and emerging New Zealand poets.

Praise for the 2018 edition:

‘It’s all too easy to look around at naked bachelors marrying at first sight, and clowns clowning where current affairs used to be, and despair about the state of the world and the taste of the people in it. But then, the Poetry Yearbook turns up again, to show there is still room for sophistication and quality at a reasonable price.’ — Paul Little, North & South

For a full list of the poets featured in this year’s edition and to read the introduction, click here.

  • CATEGORY: Literature, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0-9951029-6-5
  • ESBN: N/A
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 07/03/2019
  • PAGE EXTENT: 344
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Jack Ross is the managing editor of Poetry New Zealand and a senior lecturer in creative writing at Massey University.