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Welcome to the website of Poetry New Zealand – a magazine devoted exclusively to poetry and acknowledged internationally as amongst the best two or three poetry journals being published anywhere in the world.
Poetry NZ is an international print journal of poetry and poetics based in New Zealand. Established in 1951 by Louis Johnson under the title New Zealand Poetry Yearbook. The present series has, since 1993, been edited by Alistair Paterson. PNZ is this country's oldest and most distinguished poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.
While New Zealand poets receive the most attention, Poetry NZ is always looking for high quality work from other countries. Overseas poets printed in PNZ have included: Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Charles Bernstein, Eugene Dubnov, Virgil Suarez, Tom Clark, Libby Hart, Les Murray, August Kleinzahler, Wanda Coleman, Blair Ewing and many others.
Past issues of Poetry NZ can be found in the archives, and more information about the journal's history can be found here. It is suggested that anyone interested in submitting be familiar with Poetry NZ first; a subscription form is available here. There is also a selection of links to various literary resources and journals, as well as to writers' support groups and other non-profit organisations
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