Terrific new New Zealand poetry
Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, 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.
This issue features the winning entries of the Poetry New Zealand competition, as well as over 100 new poems by writers including Albert Wendt, David Eggleton, Johanna Emeney and Bob Orr. Issue #52 also features essays by Owen Bullock, Jeanita Cush-Hunter, Ted Jenner, Robert McLean and Reade Moore, and reviews of 33 new poetry collections.
Continually in print since 1951, when it was established by leading poet Louis Johnson, this annual collection of new poetry, reviews and poetics discussion is the ideal way to catch up with the latest poetry from established and emerging New Zealand poets.
‘It’s all to easy to look around ... and despair at 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
'Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018 is bigger and better than last year’s edition ... This is well worth checking out.' — Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times
‘Poetry NZ Yearbook offers a generous serving of poems, reviews and a featured poet (this time Alistair Paterson). It has stuck to this formula for decades and it works. What I enjoyed about the latest issue is the list of poets I began to assemble that I want a book from. Some I have never heard of and some are old favourites.’ — Paula Green, Poetry Shelf.
For a full list of the poets featured in this year’s edition and to read the introduction, click here.