NZ Poetry Shelf is a bit like a poetry piazza — a meeting point for news, views and readings that welcomes both critical debate and celebration. It is a place I have built to share my love of poetry with the help of others in various ways.
This year I aim to:
+ flag NZ poetry events, competitions, awards and news.
+ flag the release of new NZ poetry books via publishers’ press notes.
+ post interviews with New Zealand poets.
+ continue Poem Friday where I select and discuss a poem I have loved.
+ post book reviews. It is not possible for me to review ALL New Zealand poetry books but I
want to review as many as time and interest allows.
+ host a series of mini poetry symposiums
+ Last year was such a busy year, I intend reviewing a number of 2014 poetry books that
caught my eye from a stack of about 60.
+ I am willing to post guest features, musings, interviews and reviews. Please send brief
proposal to email address below bearing in mind this blog runs on the currency of love.
+ I will invite you to contribute to the annual list of favourite poetry books we have read in the
Please send relevant material to be posted to email@example.com
(NOTE I cannot post PDFs)
Please send review copies to PO Box 95078, Swanson, Waitakere 0653