Monthly Archives: June 2016

An Ode to the Very Good Dumpling Food Truck


Very Good Dumplings


no rain nor hail nor thunder how surprising

surprising my first very good dumplings

warm and perfect, fresh dumpling bites

of Japan light such lovely rumba on the tongue

or Nepal’s soothing balm and how embarrassing

I do a warm and perfect jig in the mongrel dog wind

by the sea at Cox’s Bay sweet herb salad to the side

the cobalt blue sky a clean sheet of a day


Paula Green

Oh my gosh! The Very Good Dumpling Truck will be at Cox’s Bay  Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am until 3pm. I will drive in especially for these!




Poetry NZ open for submissions

From editor Jack Ross:
From today (Sunday, May 1st: Mayday) onwards, Poetry NZ is open for submissions for the next yearbook. This will be appearing in Late February / early March next year, from our new publisher Massey University Press, and thereafter at the beginning of each year.

Submissions close on 31st July.

For further advice on how to submit, please look at this page on our website. Please note: no more than five poems at a time, of any length, on any theme, in any style. This editor has also written a few advisory comments of his own in this post, below.

As well as poetry, we’re also interested in essays and other prose comments on poetics and allied subjects. Remember, too, that all poems sent in for this issue are eligible to be considered for the Poetry NZ Poetry Prize, as mentioned in another post below.


See here for journal site