THE EDITOR

Introduction

Fiona Farrell introduces her selection of the best 25 poems published in 2018, highlighting the technical bravura and playfulness of poets who ‘step out onto the skinny blade of reason’. Read on >

 

THE POEMS

2018

Explore editor Fiona Farrell’s picks of the most compelling poems published in 2018, and discover exciting new writers alongside some of the best-known figures in New Zealand poetry. Read on >

AUDIO

Poets read

Poetry is meant to be heard. Listen to the poet’s voice in this selection of audio recordings showcasing poems from the current and previous issues of Best New Zealand Poems. ​Listen >