Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2018

Jack Ross

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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.

Praise for the 2017 edition:

Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, in its revitalised form, and as a hub for poetry conversations, is now an essential destination for poetry fans.’ — Paula Green, Sunday Star-Times

‘This belongs in the section of your bookcase you’ve set aside for quiet little miracles that we can only be grateful are still part of our literary life.’ — Paul Little, North & South

‘One of the best New Zealand literary journals around.’ — Siobhan Harvey, New Zealand Herald

‘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

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

  • CATEGORY: Creative arts, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0-9941473-3-2
  • ESBN: N/A
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 12/03/2018
  • PAGE EXTENT: 360
  • 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.