National Poetry Day

Call for Registrations for 2014 National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day will be on the 22nd of August this year, in association with the NZ Post Book Awards, and registrations are now open for the official calendar of events.

All registered events and activities will be included in the official calendar of events.

To find out more about registering an event and applying for seed funding, contact Miriam Barr on for a Guidelines and Application Pack.

Event Registrations and Funding Applications both close on the 1st of July. You can register your events and apply for funding online at the following links or by returning the forms at the back of the Guidelines Pack.

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.

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.