Academy of New Zealand Literature reviews Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021


Sophie van Waardenberg reviews the latest edition of Poetry New Zealand Yearbook, edited by Tracey Slaughter:

‘Even for a poet, the offering of nearly 400 pages of poetry, essays, and reviews in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2021 seems on first glance to be, possibly, maybe, too much. After all, eight of those pages are just the contents; it seems more an anthology than a literary journal. But really, what’s the difference? It’s also generous; it’s also thrilling the idea that there is so much poetry being written in Aotearoa that editor Tracey Slaughter’s whittled-down selection of two months of submissions, a year’s worth of work, fills what could ostensibly be termed a tome.’

Read the full review here.