National Poetry Day

Announcing our new National Poetry Day Coordinator Miriam Barr

We are excited to announce Miriam Barr will be the National Poetry Day Coordinator for 2014.

Miriam Barr is an Auckland-based poet from the Far North with a background in psychology and community development.

Her poems have been published in Landfall, Takahe, Brief, Poetry NZ, JAAM, 4th Floor, Blackmail Press, Enamel, Wild Goose Poetry Review (USA), Potroast and REM Magazine. She has been a Poetry Idol slam champion (2007), creative director of The Literatti, a Poetry Live coordinator and editor of Side Stream, a bi-monthly poetry zine that was distributed for free in unexpected places by a network of poets from Kaitaia to Berlin.

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is a New Zealand-wide celebration of poetry and runs in conjunction with the New Zealand Post Book Awards.

In 2014 National Poetry Day will be held on Friday, 22 August. Events, locations and times will be posted on our Poetry Day events calendar.

If you have any questions about the National Poetry Day, please contact National Poetry Day Co-ordinator Miriam Barr at

For news about Poetry Day, you can link to this page, or the National Poetry Day Facebook page, which also has current information about poetry.